Threads: From the Refugee Crisis (Hardcover)

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The Calais Jungle is a sprawling refugee camp in northern France filled with people desperate to enter the UK through the chunnel. Kate Evans chronicles her time spent volunteering there and the stories of some of the refugees she met. Raw and heartbreaking, this should be required reading.

Marika

— From Threads: From the Refugee Crisis

The Calais Jungle is a sprawling refugee camp in northern France filled with people desperate to enter the UK through the chunnel. Kate Evans chronicles her time spent volunteering there and the stories of some of the refugees she met. Raw and heartbreaking, this should be required reading.

Marika

— From Threads

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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.

About the Author


Kate Evans is a cartoonist, artist, and activist. She is the author of numerous books and zines, including Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg; Bump: How to Make, Grow and Birth a Baby; and Funny Weather: Everything You Didn't Want to Know about Climate Change but Probably Should Find Out. She was awarded the John C. Laurence Award in 2016.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781786631732
ISBN-10: 1786631733
Publisher: Verso
Publication Date: June 20th, 2017
Pages: 176
Language: English