Alpha: Abidjan to Gare Du Nord

Author(s): Bessora

Graphic Novel

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.

Product Information

Bessora is a novelist and short story writer. She was awarded the Feneon Prize in 2001 for her novel Ink Stains, and the Grand prix litteraire d'Afrique noire in 2007 for Pick Me Pretty Sirs... Barroux studied in France at the famous Ecole Estienne and Ecole Boule. He went on to work as an art director in Paris and Montreal. He is now well known for his children's book illustrations.

General Fields

  • : 9781911370017
  • : Barrington Stoke Ltd
  • : The Bucket List
  • : August 2016
  • : 26.00 cmmm X 19.00 cmmm X 2.00 cmmm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bessora
  • : Paperback
  • : Barroux
  • : en
  • : 741.5
  • : 212
  • : Fully illustrated in black and white with felt tip colour