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GRAPHIC MUNDI

The Flavors of Iraq

The Flavors of Iraq

Impressions of My Vanished Homeland

ISBN: 9781637790670
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The Western media largely glossed over the immense human suffering that occurred in Iraq during the embargo of the 1990s and the Iraq War. With this innovative and award-winning graphic novel, French-Iraqi journalist Feurat Alani sets that record straight. The Flavors of Iraq unfolds as a series of one thousand tweets. In them, Alani describes his experiences in Iraq, starting in 1989-the first time he traveled from France to meet his family in Iraq-to 2011, when the last Americans pulled out of the country. Alani recounts the vivid impressions this place made on him as a child-its wondrous colors, tastes, and smells. After training as a journalist, he documents the sounds, silences, and smells of a war in which hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians lost their lives. Illustrated by the striking art of Leonard Cohen, and with a foreword by Ross Caputi, a former US marine who served in Iraq from 2003 to 2006, The Flavors of Iraq tells a poetic and powerful story of an oppressed population, an illegal war, and a country that no longer exists.

Imprint: GRAPHIC MUNDI

By: Feurat Alani,Leonard Cohen,Ross Caputi

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Format: PAPERBACK

Pages: 184

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