80 years since the Farhud

The Farhud (Arabic word for pogrom) took place during the Jewish holiday of Shabu’ot in 1941. The pro-Nazi government had collapsed leaving Iraq in a state of instability. The British had just defeated the leader Rashid Ali who had earlier led a successful coup and two terrible days of anti-Jewish violence occurred in the ensuing […]

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Winter 2020 News

Welcome to winter (or summer depending on which hemisphere you are reading this!). I hope that you are all well wherever you are. Much as happened since we last met… GUARDIAN’S BEST GRAPHIC NOVELS of 2020 THE GUARDIAN picked The Wolf of Baghdad as one of their best graphic novels of 2020! You can buy […]

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May 2020 news

GREETINGS FROM LOCKDOWN LONDON I hope you are safe and well during these extraordinary times. It’s been quite an adjustment for us all hasn’t it? ¬†Unfortunately, the next live performance of The Wolf of Baghdad motion comic at Songlines Festival in London on 31st May has been cancelled but I will let you know if […]

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November News

It was an honour to be invited to perform The Wolf of Baghdad at this year’s UK Jewish Film Festival. Taking place at the Phoenix Cinema, one of the oldest purpose-built cinemas in the UK (built in 1910), we had another full house with a long waiting list. Apologies to those who weren’t able to […]

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Editing the graphic memoir

The Wolf of Baghdad is being published early 2020 as a graphic novel by Myriad Editions so I am currently in editing mode with their creative director Corinne Pearlman. Corinne has been at the heart of the UK’s comic scene for many years and has been giving me some wonderful creative direction already. She had […]

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The Photo

Out of the few family photos that have survived there’s one that I love in particular. Its of my maternal grandmother and some of her children sitting on a swing in their garden in Baghdad. My mother, aunt Flora and uncle Eli are in the photo, perhaps my uncle Nessim was behind the camera, and […]

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Family recollections

Much of The Wolf of Baghdad is based on family testimonies that I have collected for this project or heard over the years. Last year I asked members of my family, either face-to-face or over Skype, for recollections of their lives in Baghdad. I then drew their portrait and used some of the quotes as […]

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Ahbab Festival, Cambridge

The Wolf will be performed at the 4th annual Ahbab Arabic music festival in Cambridge on Sunday 17th February at 4pm. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion from leading academic experts on the subjects of Iraq, its music and the legacy of its Jewish communities. It will be chaired by Dr Merav […]

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