The ascent of Alphonso Davies has been amazing to watch as it's played out in public over the last few years.
But a newly released book takes a more intimate look at Davies' life, charting his journey from an African refugee to a global super star.
Farhan Devji's book "Alphonso Davies: A New Hope" digs deep into Davies' personal story. The Canadian author conducted more than 50 interviews, speaking to Davies' parents and his acquaintances while growing up in Edmonton, as well as a host of others who played some role in helping him get to where he is today.
In this one-on-one interview with TFC Republic, Devji discussed the inspiration of this book, the meaning behind its title, the global phenomenon that Alphonso Davies has become, and much more.