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The Resource Poppies of Iraq, cowritten by Brigitte Findakly & Lewis Trondheim ; drawn by Lewis Trondheim ; colored by Brigitte Findakly ; translated by Helge Dascher

Poppies of Iraq, cowritten by Brigitte Findakly & Lewis Trondheim ; drawn by Lewis Trondheim ; colored by Brigitte Findakly ; translated by Helge Dascher

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Poppies of Iraq
Title
Poppies of Iraq
Statement of responsibility
cowritten by Brigitte Findakly & Lewis Trondheim ; drawn by Lewis Trondheim ; colored by Brigitte Findakly ; translated by Helge Dascher
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Language
eng
Summary
"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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Title
Poppies of Iraq
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Summary
The author shares memories of her middle class childhood to create a family portrait that explores loss, tragedy, love, and the loneliness of exile
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Biography type
autobiography
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10581870
Cataloging source
ON8
Dewey number
741.5/944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
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830
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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True
Target audience
adult
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Brigitte Findakly ; co-written and illustrated by Lewis Trondheim
Poppies of Iraq, cowritten by Brigitte Findakly & Lewis Trondheim ; drawn by Lewis Trondheim ; colored by Brigitte Findakly ; translated by Helge Dascher
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Poppies of Iraq, cowritten by Brigitte Findakly & Lewis Trondheim ; drawn by Lewis Trondheim ; colored by Brigitte Findakly ; translated by Helge Dascher
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Originally published in French by L'Association
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on1003133507
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781770462939
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1003133507

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