AWEJ for Translation & Literary Studies, Volume 7, Number 3. August 2023 Pp.35-49

War’s Impact on Everyday Life: Resilience amidst Adversity in the Baghdad Clock

Mohammad Abdulhadi O Althobaiti

Department of Foreign Languages

College of Arts, Taif University, Saudi Arabia


This paper delves into the impact of war on everyday life and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. The significance of the study is that it highlights the resilience and strength of individuals facing adversity, offering insights into the human spirit’s ability to endure and persevere in challenging circumstances. The examination is based on a reading of Shahad Al Rawi’sThe Baghdad Clock. The novel provides a vivid illustration of the effects of war on the people of Baghdad and their daily struggles. Through its portrayal of characters who navigate life’s challenges during wartime, the novel highlights the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. The examination reveals that war has a profound impact on the fabric of society, causing widespread destruction and loss. Still, it also unearths a deep sense of resilience in the face of adversity. The characters in the novel demonstrate their ability to endure and persevere despite the horrors of war, showcasing the human spirit’s unwavering strength in the face of adversity.

Cite as:

Althobaiti, M. A. O.  (2023). War’s Impact on Everyday Life: Resilience amidst Adversity in the Baghdad Clock.  Arab World English Journal for Translation & Literary Studies 7 (3): 35-49.   DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awejtls/vol7no3.3


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Dr. Mohammad Althobaiti is an assistant professor of Literary Studies in the Department of Foreign Languages at Taif University in Saudi Arabia. His research interests lie primarily in the area of peace and conflict  resultion studies  and literarture. ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8023-8999