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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.

Findakly, Brigitte, (author,, artist.). Trondheim, Lewis, (author,, artist.).

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  • 8 of 8 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

Brigitte Findakly's nuanced chronicle of her relationship with her homeland Iraq, co-written and drawn by her husband, the acclaimed cartoonist Lewis Trondheim. 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. A poignant family portrait that covers loss, tragedy, love, and the loneliness of exile.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Athena Public Library YA 741.5 FIN Graphic (Text) 37813000164890 Young Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 08/01/2018 Available -
Christmas Valley Branch Library X-GR FINDAKLY (Text) 37620000911638 New Juvenile Book System_Only_3months 10/19/2018 Available -
Gilliam County Library YAGN 741.5 FIND (Text) 37823000165920 YA GRAPHIC NOVEL Book Branch_Only_3months 08/31/2018 Available -
Hood River County Library GRAPHIC 921 FINDAKLY 2017 (Text) 33892100524876 Adult Graphic Novels & Comics Book None 03/09/2018 Available -
Hood River Valley High School Library 741.5 FIN (Text) 33892006078290 NON-FICTION Book Branch_Only_3months 12/11/2017 Available -
Nyssa Public Library GR j956.7044 FIN (Text) 36660000513449 Juvenile Graphic Novel New/High Demand Branch_Only_3months 04/05/2019 Available -
OTLD Boardman Library YGN 741.5 FIN (Text) 37818000290504 YA Graphic Novel None 12/05/2017 Available -
OTLD Irrigon Branch YGN 741.5 FIN (Text) 37818000282402 YA Graphic Novel Book None 11/17/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781770462939
  • ISBN: 1770462937
  • ISBN: 9781770462915
  • ISBN: 1770462910
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: [MontrĂ©al] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2017.

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Summary, etc.:
Brigitte Findakly's nuanced chronicle of her relationship with her homeland Iraq, co-written and drawn by her husband, the acclaimed cartoonist Lewis Trondheim. 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. A poignant family portrait that covers loss, tragedy, love, and the loneliness of exile.
Target Audience Note:
830L Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader Upper Grades 5.7 2.0
Subject: Findakly, Brigitte > Childhood and youth > Comic books, strips, etc.
Women cartoonists > France > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Women cartoonists > Iraq > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Iraq > Social conditions > 20th century > Comic books, strips, etc.
Iraq > History > 1958-1979 > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Autobiographical comics.
Historical comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Graphic novels.

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