Congratulations to Professor Colla on “Baghdad Central”; TV Adaption

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The Arabic and Islamic Studies Department congratulates Professor Elliott Colla on the TV adaptation of his novel “Baghdad Central” on the UK’s Channel 4.

An excerpt from an article on Baghdad Central’s TV adaptation summarizing the plot:

“Baghdad Central is set in October 2003 and Baghdad has been occupied by American forces for six months; but the disbandment of the Iraqi army, the police and civil leadership in the aftermath of the invasion means there is no one in charge and no effective rule of law. In the midst of this chaos, crime and paranoia, Iraqi ex-policeman Muhsin al-Khafaji has lost everything and is battling daily to keep himself and his sick daughter, Mrouj, safe. But when he learns that his estranged elder daughter Sawsan is missing Khafaji is forced into a desperate search to find her.”