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Alpha : Abidjan to Paris / Bessora ; Barroux ; translated from the French by Sarah Ardizzone.

Bessora, 1968- (author.). Barroux, (artist.). Ardizzone, Sarah, 1970- (translator.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781942658405
  • ISBN: 1942658400
  • Physical Description: 126 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color), map ; 27 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"First published in English in 2016 as Alpha: Abidjan to Gare du Nord by The Bucket List, Edinburgh. Originally published in French in 2014 as Alpha: Abidjan-Gare du Nord by Gallimard, Paris"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"Determined to reunite with his family, Alpha sets off from his home in Cote d'Ivoire, bound for Paris, where his sister-in-law has a hair salon near the Gare du Nord train station. Alpha's wife and son left for France months ago, traveling without visas, and he has heard nothing from them since. With a visa, Alpha's journey would take a matter of hours. Without one, he is adrift for over a year, encountering human traffickers in the desert, refugee camps in Mali and Algeria, overcrowded boats carrying migrants between the Canary Islands and Europe's southern coast, and a cast of companions lost and found along the way. Throughout, Alpha stays the course, carrying his loved ones' photograph close to his heart as he makes his perilous trek across the continent -- Provided by publisher.
Language Note:
Translated from the French.
Awards Note:
Winner English PEN Award
Winner Prix Médecins sans frontières 2015
Subject: Refugees > Comic books, strips, etc.
Emigration and immigration > Comic books, strips, etc.
Survival > Comic books, strips, etc.
Families > Comic books, strips, etc.
Voyages and travels > Comic books, strips, etc.
Human trafficking > Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc > France > Translations into English.
FICTION > Political.
SOCIAL SCIENCE > Emigration & Immigration.
Voyages and travels.
Human trafficking.
Emigration and immigration.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Translations.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.