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Alpha : Abidjan to Paris

Author: Bessora; Barroux; Sarah Ardizzone
Publisher: New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Translations
Comic books, strips, etc
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bessora, 1968-
Alpha.
New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017046588
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bessora; Barroux; Sarah Ardizzone
ISBN: 9781942658405 1942658400
OCLC Number: 1004957220
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "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.
Awards: Winner English PEN Award.
Winner Prix Médecins sans frontières 2015.
Description: 126 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 27 cm
Other Titles: Alpha.
Responsibility: Bessora ; Barroux ; translated from the French by Sarah Ardizzone.

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