Poppies of Iraq
(Graphic novel)

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[Montreal] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2017.
First edition.
9781770462939, 1770462937
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1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Kilton Public Library - Graphic Novels
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[Montreal] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2017.
Graphic novel
First edition.
9781770462939, 1770462937
Accelerated Reader
Level 5.7, 2 Points


General Note
Originally published in French by L'Association.
"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."--
Translated from the French.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Findakly, B., Trondheim, L., & Dascher, H. (2017). Poppies of Iraq (First edition.). Drawn & Quarterly.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Findakly, Brigitte, Lewis, Trondheim and Helge Dascher. 2017. Poppies of Iraq. Drawn & Quarterly.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Findakly, Brigitte, Lewis, Trondheim and Helge Dascher. Poppies of Iraq Drawn & Quarterly, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Findakly, Brigitte,, Lewis Trondheim, and Helge Dascher. Poppies of Iraq First edition., Drawn & Quarterly, 2017.

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