Poppies of Iraq
Brigitte Findakly and Lewis Trondheim. Drawn & Quarterly, Sept. 5
Trondheim’s playful art captures Findakly’s complex relationship with her homeland, both as a Christian in Iraq and an Iraqi in France.
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