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The Resource Alpha : Abidjan to Paris, Bessora ; Barroux ; translated from the French by Sarah Ardizzone

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

Label
Alpha : Abidjan to Paris
Title
Alpha
Title remainder
Abidjan to Paris
Statement of responsibility
Bessora ; Barroux ; translated from the French by Sarah Ardizzone
Title variation
Abidjan to Gare du Nord
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"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 --
Member of
Tone
Character
Illustration
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
  • Winner English PEN Award.
  • Winner Prix Médecins sans frontières 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10663626
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bessora
Dewey number
741.5/944
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6747.B478
LC item number
A6413 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Barroux
  • Ardizzone, Sarah
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africans
  • Immigrants
  • Refugees
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Abidjan to Paris
Label
Alpha : Abidjan to Paris, Bessora ; Barroux ; translated from the French by Sarah Ardizzone
Instantiates
Publication
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1004957220
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
126 pages
Isbn
9781942658405
Lccn
2017041467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)1004957220
Label
Alpha : Abidjan to Paris, Bessora ; Barroux ; translated from the French by Sarah Ardizzone
Publication
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1004957220
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
126 pages
Isbn
9781942658405
Lccn
2017041467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)1004957220

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