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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

Label
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
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • 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."--
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
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10581870
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Findakly, Brigitte
Dewey number
741.5/944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6733.D4
LC item number
H59 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
830
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Trondheim, Lewis
  • Dascher, Helge
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Findakly, Brigitte
  • Women cartoonists
  • Women cartoonists
  • Iraq
  • Iraq
Target audience
adult
Label
Poppies of Iraq, cowritten by Brigitte Findakly & Lewis Trondheim ; drawn by Lewis Trondheim ; colored by Brigitte Findakly ; translated by Helge Dascher
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1002294489
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781770462939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002294489
Label
Poppies of Iraq, cowritten by Brigitte Findakly & Lewis Trondheim ; drawn by Lewis Trondheim ; colored by Brigitte Findakly ; translated by Helge Dascher
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1002294489
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781770462939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002294489

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