Ahmed Abdul Kadhim Alasawi was born on April 28, 1974, in Baghdad, the capital city of Iraq. He grew up in Al Karrada, a district where different cultures and religions coexisted. He completed his primary, intermediate, and preparatory education in Al Karrada area, and earned his bachelor's degree in English literature from Al-Iraqia University. He is married and has three sisters and three brothers.
The events of this novel take place in London and Manchester. Sofia tells her life story to Victoria, a young girl, as they stand on Westminster Bridge in the heart of the vibrant city of London. Sofia’s life story starts after Big Ben of sound announcing her events, as a child in primary scho...