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Carol Isaacs: The Wolf of Baghdad

Memoir of a Lost Homeland - A Graphic Memoir

Thursday 15 July 2021

6:00 pm

Zoom

Free

The Wolf of Baghdad is a graphic memoir of a lost homeland, a wordless narrative by an author homesick for a home she has never visited. Musician and cartoonist Carol Isaacs will show a short video preview with Iraqi and Judeo-Arabic music and will discuss the historical context and the making of the project. Carol will be in conversation with Sorcha Pollak.

Please note that this is a live zoom webinar and will not be recorded. Therefore it will only be available as a live event and open to those who register in advance.

 

In the 1940’s, over a third of Baghdad’s population was Jewish. Within a decade nearly all of Iraq’s 150,000 Jews had fled. Of those remaining, most escaped in the 1970’s or were killed. Today only three remain. The Wolf of Baghdad is a graphic memoir of a lost homeland, a wordless narrative by an author homesick for a home she has never visited. A short video preview of the book, with a soundtrack of Iraqi and Judeo-Arabic music, will be shown by its creator, musician/cartoonist Carol Isaacs. Carol will then present a slideshow to provide historical context and a background about the making of the project. She will be exploring themes of identity and belonging and the little-known story of Iraqi Jews. This will be followed by a discussion with Carol and the audience will have the opportunity to submit questions.

Click here to watch a trailer for this beautiful graphic book

Carol’s participation in the festival is part of our Read On programme of events and is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

Carol Isaacs / The Surreal McCoy

Carol Isaacs is a keyboard player and accordionist in the pop and world music fields. She has worked with many international artists including Sinéad O’Connor and the Indigo Girls. Also...

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Sorcha Pollak

Sorcha Pollak is an Irish journalist based in Dublin working for the Irish Times with a specific focus on migration and immigrant communities in Ireland. She also co-presents the Irish Times 'In The News'...

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