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The wolf of Baghdad

By: Isaacs, Carol

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1912408554 / 9781912408559
Paperback
741.5
23/01/2020
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England
Graphic novels
23 cm 224 pages : illustrations
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In the 1940's a third of Baghdad's population was Jewish.

Within a decade nearly all 150,000 had been expelled, killed or had escaped.

Transported by the power of music to her ancestral home in the old Jewish quarter of Baghdad, the author encounters its ghost-like inhabitants who are revealed as long-gone family members.

As she explores the city, journeying through their memories and her imagination, she at first sees successful integration, and cultural and social cohesion.

Then the mood turns darker with the fading of this ancient community's fortunes. The wolf, believed by Baghdadi Jews to protect from harmful demons, sees that Jewish life in Iraq is over, and returns the author safely back to London.

BIC:

FXL Graphic novels: literary & memoirs, FXZ Graphic novels: true stories & non-fiction, JFSR1 Jewish studies

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