Hadiyya Hussein is an Iraqi writer from Baghdad. Her first book of short stories entitled I Apologize on your Behalf was published in 1993. Another collection appeared in 1998. In 2000, she left Iraq and moved to the Jordanian capital, Amman. In 2001, her first novel Bint al-Khan (Girl of the Lodging House) was published. Four other novels and three collections of short stories by her followed over the next few years. In 2010, together with her husband Iraqi writer Abdul Sattar Nasser, she emigrated to Canada.
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