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Poppies of Iraq

Findakly, Brigitte, author, artist., Trondheim, Lewis, author, artist., Dascher, Helge, 1965- translator.,
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Graphic fiction.

"Poppies of Iraq is Brigitte Findakly's nuanced tender chronicle of her relationship with her homeland Iraq, co-written and drawn by her husband, the acclaimed cartoonist Lewis Trondheim. In spare and elegant detail, they share memories of her middle class childhood touching on cultural practices, the education system, Saddam Hussein's state control, and her family's history as Orthodox Christians in the Arab world. Poppies of Iraq is intimate and wide-ranging; the story of how one can become separated from one's homeland and still feel intimately connected yet ultimately estranged. Signs of an oppressive regime permeate a seemingly normal life: magazines arrive edited by customs; the color red is banned after the execution of General Kassim; Baathist militiamen are publicly hanged and school kids are bussed past them to bear witness. As conditions in Mosul worsen over her childhood, Brigitte's father is always hopeful that life in Iraq will return to being secular and prosperous. The family eventually feels compelled to move to Paris, however, where Brigitte finds herself not quite belonging to either culture. Trondheim brings to life Findakly's memories to create a poignant family portrait that covers loss, tragedy, love, and the loneliness of exile."--

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Clyde-Savannah Public Library YA GRAPHIC Findakly (Text)
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52116300700706
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Lima Public Library YA GRAPHIC FIN (Text)
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52139309220427
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Macedon Public Library GRAPHIC FIN (Text)
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52121300596658
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Red Jacket Community Library YA GRAPHIC FIN (Text)
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RJP1001910
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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo YA 923 FIN (Text)
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52150300441508
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