Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos, and Me

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Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos, and Me
Lorina Mapa

ISBN 978-177262-011-5
140 pages, b/w, softcover
6.5×9 inches, $18
Published by Conundrum Press

Young Adult / Memoir
March 2017: Canada / UK
Sept 2017: US

A graphic memoir about growing up in the Philippines in the 1980s with Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos and the EDSA Revolution.When she learns of her beloved father’s fatal car accident, Mapa flies to Manila to attend his funeral. His sudden death sparks childhood memories. Weaving the past with the present, Mapa entertains with stories about religion, pop culture, adolescence, social class and politics, including her experiences of the 1986 People Power Revolution which made headlines around the world. It is a love letter to her parents, family, friends, country of birth, and in the end, perhaps even to herself.

“A wonderful graphic memoir, tinged with humour and tenderness. Lorina Mapa offers up an intimate look at Philippine society and culture, but above all, a deeply endearing father-daughter love story.”
Michel Rabagliati