Guzin Najim's the Promise

Genre: Biography

Guzin Najim's the Promise

Performed by:
Lise Rodgers

When Guzin Najim met Ra'ad Said at university in Baghdad, she knew she had found the love of her life. After a traditional Iraqi wedding, their world became the international diplomatic circuit. The arrival of their two children, Lina and Mohammed, made their happiness complete.But then Saddam Hussein came to power and their world changed. On the eve of the first Gulf War, Ra'ad was recalled to Iraq and sent to work at the Foreign Ministry in Baghdad. One day Ra'ad's limp body was dragged from a government car by two of Saddam's henchmen. He was burning with fever, his eyes bloodshot. As he gasped for air, tears streaming down his face, he made Guzin promise to take their children out of Iraq and never return.Four days later, Ra'ad was dead, murdered by the brutal regime he was forced to serve. Only Guzin's love for her children gave her the strength to face what was to come.…

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 10 hours
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Sandra Lee
Lise Rodgers

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