Saddam Hussein wrote his memoirs in jail, and his eldest daughter Raghad Saddam Hussein is looking for an international publisher for them, according to a report in Al Arabiya News the online presence of an Arabic news channel.
Raghad Hussein'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.”
It is unclear when the late Iraqi president wrote them, or what they might contain.
Raghad previously managed to get her father's final novel, "Devil's Dance," published in Japan after his capture. The book was apparently finished the day before the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, and smuggled by her out of Iraq, according to USA Today.
The dictator is credited with writing four novels, the first of which, Zabiba the King, has been translated into English.
"It is not known whether he wrote the books himself or if they were penned by a ghostwriter," writes The Guardian.
A previously published poem called "Unbind it" has been attributed to Hussein, and was claimed to have been written while he was in U.S. custody.
If the reports prove true, Hussein is far from the first dictator to put his thoughts into print. A report last year in Foreign Policy magazine covered the writings of several brutal leaders around the world, including Kim Jong Il, who claimed to have written more than 1,500 books during his time in college.
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