FatherlandGraphic Novel - 2014
In 1975 Nina Bunjevac?s mother fled her marriage and her adopted country of Canada and took Nina back to Yugoslavia to live with her parents. Peter, her husband, was a fanatical Serbian nationalist who had been forced to leave his country at the end of World War II and migrate to Canada. But even there he continued his activities, joining a terrorist group that planned to set off bombs at the homes of Tito sympathisers and at Yugoslav missions in Canada and the USA. Then in 1977, while his family were still in Yugoslavia, a telegram arrived to say that a bomb had gone off prematurely and Peter and two of his comrades had been killed.Nina Bunjevac tells her family?s story in superb black-and-white artwork. Fatherland will be recognised as a masterpiece of non-fiction comics, worthy to stand beside Persepolis and Palestine .
Publisher: London :, Jonathan Cape,, 2014, ©2014.
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIX 949. 702 BUN B
Characteristics: 160 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations ; 29 cm
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An authentically expressed fragmented memory of a young girl's father as he's drawn into acts of terrorism. The austere art style matches beautifully her father's overwhelming personality.
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