Annotations for Gervelie's Journey : A Refugee Diary


Baker & Taylor
Tells the story of Gervelie, a young girl from the Republic of Congo who fled the country with her father when war broke out and eventually sought asylum in England.

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Baker & Taylor
When political issues put her family in danger, Nkoula is forced to leave her home in the Republic of Congo and seek safety in the Ivory Coast before making the long trip to Europe to start her life anew in England in this moving story about a refugee and her long trek to find a safe home to call her own.

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Gardners
The true story of Gervelie's flight from the fighting in the Republic of Congo and her family's struggle to seek asylum in Britain.

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Perseus Publishing
When Gervelie was born in 1995 in the Republic of Congo, her mother and father had a nice house in a suburb of Brazzaville. When fighting broke out two years later, her father's political connections put the family in grave danger and they were forced to flee. Gervelie's Journey follows the family from Congo to the Ivory Coast, and then to Ghana, across Europe, and finally to England. Told in Gervelie's own voice and using her own photographs, it depicts with grace and sensitivity their long journey, their life in a new country, and their hopes for the future.


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