Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein wrote a love story that’s available on Amazon

Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein wrote a love story that’s available on Amazon
Ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein scratches his beard as he listens to the prosecution during the 'Anfal' genocide trial in Baghdad, 20 December 2006. The prosecution presented today new documents as evidence that chemical weapons have been used against civilian Kurds during the 1980's. AFP PHOTO/POOL/NIKOLA SOLIC
Updated 29 January 2018

Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein wrote a love story that’s available on Amazon

Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein wrote a love story that’s available on Amazon

DUBAI: Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein wrote and published a romantic novel in 2000, and its available on Amazon.
The novel, entitled “Zabiba and the King,” is a love story based on a king and a simple, yet beautiful, commoner named Zabiba, who is married to a cruel and unloving husband who forces himself upon her against her will, according to the book’s selling page on Amazon.
But according to the description, the story is a metaphor for the American-led invasion on Iraq, the king being Saddam, Zabiba represents the Iraqi people and the cruel husband – the US.
The book was apparently translated into English by an American businessman who wanted to “satisfy his own curiosity,” the website description adds.







The book, priced at $13.41, has received a 2.6 score out of a possible five star rating on Amazon, with reviewers calling it “Saddam’s inner world” and claiming its a “butchered” version of American novelist Margaret Landon’s 1944 book “Anna and the King of Siam.”
And another critiqued the book describing it as typical of a first novel.