by Bessora and Barroux, translated from the French by Sarah Ardizzone - £12.99 Barrington Stoke Ltd (The Bucket List) (2016)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781911370017 | ISBN 10: 1911370014
"Read it and weep. We weep because we know how fortunate we are, because we do so little to reach out and help those who need us most. So often we pass by on the other side. So often we look away. Once you read this deeply troubling book, passing by, looking away, is no longer an option."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.
(Price & availability last checked: September 2016)
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