Alpha by Bessora and Barroux
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Alpha by Bessora and Barroux

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As Alpha Coulibaly crosses continents, he meets an unforgettable cast of ‘adventurers’ seeking a better life. Alpha is emblematic of the refugee crisis today – just one of millions on the move, endangered and exploited.
Graphic novel by Bessora and Barroux.
Translated by Sarah Ardizzone.
Pages: 216
Age 13+
Size: 26cm x 19cm
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Winner of the English PEN Promotes award.

Alpha Coulibaly sets off from his home in Côte d’Ivoire, bound for Paris, where his sister-in-law has a hair salon near the Gare du Nord. Alpha’s wife Patience and son Badian left for Paris months ago, travelling without visas, and he has heard nothing from them since. He carries their photograph close to his heart as he crosses the continent and meets an unforgettable cast of ‘adventurers’ seeking a better life. Alpha is emblematic of the refugee crisis today – just one of millions on the move, at the mercy of people traffickers, endlessly frustrated, endangered and exploited as he attempts to rejoin his family, already in Europe. With a visa, Alpha's journey would take a matter of hours; without one he is adrift for 18 months. Along the way he meets an unforgettable cast of characters, each one giving another human face to the crisis. The book is presented in graphic novel format, with artwork created in cheap felt-tip pen and wash, materials Alpha himself might be able to access.

Supported by Amnesty International, Institut Francais and English PEN.
Translated by Sarah Ardizzone.

216 pages
Age 13+
Publisher: The Bucket List (15 Aug 2016)
Language: English (translated from French)
ISBN: 978-1911370017
Size: 26cm x 19cm
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Code BALPHA
ISBN 978-1911370017
Supplier The Bucket List
Values and causes Amnesty Branded, Educational

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