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The apple doesn't fall far from the dictatorial tree. Saddam Hussein may have died in December, 2006, but his eldest daughter hopes to revive his spirit with his autobiographical writings. Raghad Saddam Hussein is exiled in Jordan, where she is actively searching for a publishing company to print her father's handwritten memoirs. No stranger to the role of caretaker of her father's writings, years ago in Jordan she announced her intent to publish his 2003 novel "Get Out, You Damned One," shortly before the book was promptly banned by Jordanian authorities.
Speaking to Dubai-based Al Arabiya about the handwritten memoirs, Raghad's lawyer said: "These are the only real memoirs Saddam Hussein wrote by hand and they will be released as soon as we find a publishing house." Interestly, Saddam Hussein's lawyer published an earlier biography of the Iraqi dictator in 2009 based on interviews conducted during his American detainment, though Raghad subsequently objected to much of the content.
As of yet, details are sparse on the contents of the unpublished memoirs. It doesn't take a leap of faith, however, to assume they are - at the very least - poisoned with the fangs of a fanatic. This isn't stopping Raghad from hoping to land a publisher in due time.