Saddam Hussein published a best-selling romance novel

Zabibah and the King
Zabibah and the King

Saddam Hussein, the fifth president of Iraq, was considered a dictator in the political world. The man who was the most feared due to his invasion of Kuwait by claiming to help the Kuwaitis had written a best-selling romance novel. Yes, you read that right! Beyond the entirety of his negative political front, Hussein’s heart resided inside the novel of “Zabibah and the King”. Although the novel was published anonymously in the year 2000, it was later found that ghostwriters had written the book under the direct supervision of Saddam Hussein. The novel comprises of a romance between a powerful ruler and a common girl, Zabibah. Furthermore, the book is a metaphor describing real life issues where the ruler is portrayed to be Hussein and the girl represents the Iraqi people.