An autobiographical novel by the Tunisian writer Hayat Erraies. This novel brings together history, psychology, philosophy, religion, culture, romance, war, and peace. It is a panorama in which one can find joy, tragedy, sarcasm, and sobriety. It deals with ideals of love, the struggle against tradition, the image of the other, identity issues, and the concept of language.
Baghdad at Midnight shows the liveliness of language and how it has its own identity. It also sheds light on different dialects of the same language. Although this novel is a literary work, it engages with issues of language including phonetics, and the meaning of words.
Approximate number of pages: 240 p.
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