Frankenstein in Baghdad

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Frankenstein in Baghdad (Arabic: فرانكشتاين في بغداد‎) is an Arabic novel written by the Iraqi writer Ahmed Saadawi. It won the IPAF award (International Prize for Arabic Fiction) for 2014.[1]

The novel is a wartime spin on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.[2]

Since 2018 the book is also available as an audiobook at


  1. ^ "BBC News - IPAF award: Frankenstein in Baghdad wins Arab fiction prize". BBC News. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-06-15.
  2. ^ "Reading 'Frankenstein' in Baghdad". Newsweek. December 21, 2014. Missing or empty |url= (help)