A year ago today The Wolf of Baghdad graphic memoir was published by Myriad Editions. It came second in their list of titles in terms of numbers sold last year, so if you bought a copy thank you very much!
The book can be found at Myriad’s website here or you could support your local bookshop by ordering through them, I’m sure they’d be very grateful. Here’s a shout-out to mine, the fabulous Owl Bookshop in Kentish Town, from the #DrawYourBookshop challenge on social media last month.
Wolf was chosen for the Jewish Women’s Archive 2021 book club and also for the English language New Arab book club, the sister publication of Arabic website Al-Araby al-Jadeed. Honoured to be chosen, I am grateful to both clubs for their support and interest in the story of Iraq’s Jews.
UNIVERSITY OF SORAN
Last month I received a request from Soran University, a leading Kurdistan Region (Iraq) university, for The Wolf of Baghdad to be added to their fourth year English undergraduate syllabus. I was invited to deliver a virtual lecture on the book and Iraqi Jewish culture with the level of English and questioning from all the students being exceptionally high. I am grateful to their teacher Mr. Yadgar Ismail, lecturer of Literature of Nations from the Faculty of Arts for facilitating the event. Very much looking forward to meeting them all in person one day soon.
Well, that’s my round-up of all things bookish. All that remains is to thank Broken Frontier (left) for shortlisting the Wolf in their Best Graphic Nonfiction of 2020 and also Win Wiacek of Comics Review for including it in his ‘Top Ten Best and Most Enjoyable MUST READ THIS List 2020’. You can see his original review here.
Thanks for reading and be well! Carol