may, 2019

17mayallday19alldayVANCOUVER - Bessora @ VanCAF(All Day) PST Vancouver

Event Details

French author Bessora will be at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival (VanCAF) to present her latest graphic novel Alpha, Abidjan to Paris.

Come meet her for a series of panels in English and French and signing sessions, from May 17 to 19:

  • May 17, 6pm : panel in French at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, moderated by Marc Fournier
  • May 18, 11am : panel in English “Bessora Spotlight”, at the Vancouver Roundhouse
  • May 18, 12-2pm and May 19, 3-5pm : signing sessions at the Vancouver Roundhouse

More information on the VanCAF.

Today’s refugee and migrant crisis threatens to divide countries and alliances. In this charged political climate, it is easy to forget the individuals struggling to cross borders and survive. Alpha is the antidote. In this beautifully told graphic novel, Alpha’s wife and son left Côte d’Ivoire months ago to join his sister-in-law in Paris, but Alpha has heard nothing from them since. With a visa, Alpha’s journey to reunite with his family would take a matter of hours. Without one, he is adrift for over a year, encountering human traffickers in the desert, refugee camps in northern Africa, overcrowded boats carrying migrants between the Canary Islands and Europe’s southern coast, and an unforgettable cast of fellow travelers 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 continents


may 17 (Friday) - 19 (Sunday) PST



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