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'Frankenstein in Baghdad' to come to life in film

Iraqi novelist Ahmed Saadawi's award-winning novel "Frankenstein in Baghdad" is to become a film.
Iraqi writer, Ahmed Saadawi poses with his book titled in French "Frankenstein a Bagdad" (Frankenstein in Baghdad) on August 4, 2016 in the capital Baghdad.
When Ahmed Saadawi finished writing "Frankenstein in Baghdad", a dark fantasy about the war that tore Iraq apart a decade ago, he thought his novel dealt with the past. But just like the monster Mary Shelley first dreamt up exactly 200 years ago, Saadawi's hero took on a life of its own. Saadawi won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2014 and
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BAGHDAD — Iraqi writer Ahmed Saadawi signed a contract with a British production company that will adapt his award-winning novel “Frankenstein in Baghdad" into a film.

Saadawi has received several offers to adapt his rich story into a series, play or film since his book won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2014. While he had refused such offers in the past, he now seems happy to be turning his novel into a film.

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