Threads : from the refugee crisis

by Evans, Kate (Illustrator),

Format: Print Book 2017.
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Summary
A heartbreaking, full-color graphic novel of the refugee drama

In the French port town of Calais, famous for its historic lace industry, a city within a city arose. This new town, known as the Jungle, was home to thousands of refugees, mainly from the Middle East and Africa, all hoping, somehow, to get to the UK. Into this squalid shantytown of shipping containers and tents, full of rats and trash and devoid of toilets and safety, the artist Kate Evans brought a sketchbook and an open mind. Combining the techniques of eyewitness reportage with the medium of comic-book storytelling, Evans has produced this unforgettable book, filled with poignant images--by turns shocking, infuriating, wry, and heartbreaking.

Accompanying the story of Kate's time spent among the refugees--the insights acquired and the lives recounted--is the harsh counterpoint of prejudice and scapegoating arising from the political right. Threads addresses one of the most pressing issues of modern times to make a compelling case, through intimate evidence, for the compassionate treatment of refugees and the free movement of peoples. Evans's creativity and passion as an artist, activist, and mother shine through.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Set in the port city of Calais, the main ferry crossing point between France and England, Evans' latest graphic novel recounts her time volunteering at one of the many refugee camps that have sprung up along the French coastline to house Africans and Middle Easterners who have fled their home countries. Using her talents as an artist to draw portraits of the camp's inhabitants, Evans gets to know some of them and their stories. Describing the squalid conditions, the lack of resources, and the cruelty of local authorities, then juxtaposing them against quotes from anti-immigration proponents and the trivial complaints of her own teenage son, the author brings to life a community and a reality that is hard not to feel sympathy for. This heavy-handedness is obvious but effective, as is her loose, scratchy artwork its scribbliness suggests it's been rushed, as if the author were in danger of having her sketchbook confiscated at the border. Yes, this has an agenda, but it's an important one, and Evans' account of the refugee crisis is moving nonetheless.--Volin, Eva Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Refugees -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Calais (France) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Nonfiction comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher London :2017.
Language English
Awards Winner of the Society of Authors John C. Laurence Award 2016.
Description 176 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781786631732
1786631733
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