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Quarantine(ish) Book Talk with Carol Isaacs

Hosted By: Jewish Women's Archive

JWA’s Quarantine(ish) Book Talks are enlightening and lively conversations with authors, moderated by JWA’s CEO Judith Rosenbaum. On January 21, we speak with Carol Isaacs, author of “The Wolf of Baghdad”, a graphic memoir in which Isaacs explores her ancestral home of Baghdad, a hub of Jewish life in the 1940s.

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Carol Isaacs

Carol Isaacs is a keyboard player & accordionist in the pop and world music fields, recording and touring worldwide with many international artists including Sinéad O’Connor (Ireland), The Indigo Girls (US), Ahmed Mukhtar (Iraq), Phongsit Khampee (Thailand). She is a founder member of the London Klezmer Quartet. Also known as cartoonist The Surreal McCoy (published in the New Yorker, Spectator, Private Eye) Carol drew The Wolf of Baghdad graphic memoir based on her own family’s recollections and then turned it into a motion comic (semi-animated video with music). She also plays Arabic accordion on the soundtrack. The book itself was published by Myriad Editions (UK) in January 2020 and the motion comic is available as a DVD-ROM, and also to rent or buy as video-on-demand, at her website https://www.thesurrealmccoy.com/shop/
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Jewish Women's Archive

The Jewish Women's Archive documents Jewish women's stories and amplifies their voices.
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