Alpha (Paperback)
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Alpha (Paperback)

(author), (translator), (illustrator)
£12.99
Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 01/08/2016
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Alpha Coulibaly 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 eighteen 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.

Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
ISBN: 9781911370017
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 190 x 260 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Both Alpha's plight and those of the characters he meets give the refugee crisis a human face. Using a limited colour palette and felt-tip pens, the effect is stark and powerful" -- The Bookseller
"Once you read this deeply troubling book, passing by, looking away, is no longer an option" -- Michael Morpurgo
"Surely more relevant now than ever, and although it is certainly not a sentimental book, Bessora weaves an underlying humanity into this narrative of desperation and degradation" -- INIS

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