What’s it really like to live in Baghdad?

It’s easy to beome weary with the daily media reports of violence and suicide bombings in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq. Nobody knows just how many have been killed since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein and there are varied estimates.
Dr Saad Eskander, the Director of the Iraq National Library and Archive – a former British Library reader pass-holder – is publishing his thoughts on his life and work in Baghdad in a diary hosted by the British Library. It makes terribly sober reading.

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