The Wolf of Baghdad

- a memoir of a lost homeland by The Surreal McCoy

 With funding from Arts Council England and Dangoor Education (in memory of Sir Naim Dangoor) I have drawn a graphic memoir that tells of my family’s memories of their lost Iraqi homeland. It is also designed to be shown as a slideshow (motion comic) with its own soundtrack accompanied by musicians playing Judeo-Arabic and Iraqi repertoire.


NEWS! The Wolf of Baghdad will be published as a graphic memoir on January 30 2020 by leading independent UK publisher Myriad Editions.


2020 EVENTS:

22nd January In Conversation at the Owl Bookshop,London

 January 29th-February 2nd Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters, Kerala, India

12th February Upper Wimpole Street Literary Salon (Sold out)

27th February The New York Sephardic Film Festival 2020 US premiere of The Wolf of Baghdad motion comic

2nd March Jewish Book Week, London. In conversation with author Marina Benjamin.



5th March, 2020 DVD launch at JW3, London

31st May 2020 Songlines Encounters Festival, Kings Place, London


Recent performances:

Tuesday 12th November 2019, UK Jewish Film Festival

Sunday 17th February, Ahbab Music festival, Cambridge

Monday 18th February 2019 at Brunei Gallery, SOAS University, London.

21st and 22nd November, 2018 at JW3, London


For more information on this project and details of upcoming events please go to


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