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Escaping wars and waves : encounters with Syrian refugees / drawn & recorded by Olivier Kugler.

  • Kugler, Olivier
  • Books

About this work


Based on many interviews, and hundreds of reference photos, Kugler's beautifully observed drawings of his interviewees bring to life their location - a room, a camp, on the road: the stretch of tents on Kos, opposite the stalls selling trinkets to tourists. His reporting of their stories is peppered with snatches of conversation and images of the objects that have become such a significant part of their lives: a toilet roll, the rolling tobacco pouch, the mobile phone. Through Kugler's complicated, intense graphic reportage, we empathise with those whose experiences he records.


Oxford : Myriad Editions, an imprint of New Internationalist Publications, 2018.

Physical description

79 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 29 cm

Awards note

Winner of the European Design Awards Jury Prize 2018.



  • English

Where to find it

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    History of Medicine
    Open shelves

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  • 9781912408122
  • 1912408120