The Faculty of Arts at the UOK welcomed the Iraqi novelist Ahmed Sadawi to talk about his latest novel entitled “Frankenstein in Baghdad”. The sitting was attended by a number of faculty professors and students. Mr. Sadawi mentioned that the novel is made up of (353) pages. Its hero is an Iraqi citizen named (Hadi Al-Atak) who lives in central Baghdad. Hadi is a seller of second-hand devices, but the author grants him an additional job extracted from the Iraqi reality in which he lives amid its repercussions of violence and explosions. He gathers the remains of victims of terrorist bombings, then pastes these parts to make a strange human-like creature. This creature quickly rises and goes out to take revenge and retaliate from the criminals who killed its parts.
The novel “Frankenstein in Baghdad” is regarded as Ahmed Sadawi’s third after his first entitled “The Beautiful Country” which won first prize in the Arab Novel Competition held in Dubai during 2005. Also, his second novel which was entitled “He Dreams, Plays or Dies” won the British High Festival Award in 2010.