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La lesive et autres histoires de femmes migrantes

Author: Yudit Kiss

Language: Français

Summary: La lessive raconte la vie de femmes qui vivent à Genève ou ont un lien avec la ville. Venues de pays et de cultures très diverses, elles devaient surmonter de dures épreuves ; guerre, persécution, exile, mort de proches, maladie et chacune réussit à reconstruire sa vie. Malgré leurs contextes différents, leurs histoires relèvent ce que nous partageons tous : notre quête d’amour, d’identité, de solidarité, l’importance de la mémoire et de sa transmission. Au fond de récits s’esquissent les contours des évènements marquants de notre époque et un portrait inouï de la Genève multiculturelle – Source: Amazon.fr

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The Arrival

Author: Shaun Tan

Language: it is a graphic novel, no written descriptions, just pictures

SummaryThe Arrival is a migrant story told as a series of wordless images that might seem to come from a long forgotten time. A man leaves his wife and child in an impoverished town, seeking better prospects in an unknown country on the other side of a vast ocean. He eventually finds himself in a bewildering city of foreign customs, peculiar animals, curious floating objects and indecipherable languages. With nothing more than a suitcase and a handful of currency, the immigrant must find a place to live, food to eat and some kind of gainful employment. He is helped along the way by sympathetic strangers, each carrying their own unspoken history: stories of struggle and survival in a world of incomprehensible violence, upheaval and hope. Source: shauntan.net

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