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Reading Circle: The Art of Losing by Alice Zeniter

Cultural, Exhibition in Montauban
  • Reading circle at the Petite Comédie, Tuesday September 13, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. On reservations.

  • Summary of the story by the editor:
    The Algeria from which her family originated was for a long time for Naïma only a backdrop of little interest. However, in a French society crossed by questions of identity, everything seems to want to send it back to its origins. But what connection could she have with a family history that has never been told to her?
    Her grandfather Ali, a Kabyle mountaineer, died before she could ask him why history had made him a "harki". Yema, her grandmother, could...
    Summary of the story by the editor:
    The Algeria from which her family originated was for a long time for Naïma only a backdrop of little interest. However, in a French society crossed by questions of identity, everything seems to want to send it back to its origins. But what connection could she have with a family history that has never been told to her?
    Her grandfather Ali, a Kabyle mountaineer, died before she could ask him why history had made him a "harki". Yema, her grandmother, could perhaps answer, but not in a language that Naïma understands. As for Hamid, his father, who arrived in France in the summer of 1962 in the hastily set up transit camps, he no longer talks about the Algeria of his childhood. How to resurrect a country of silence?
    In a powerful and audacious romantic fresco, Alice Zeniter recounts the fate, between France and Algeria, of successive generations of a family trapped in a tenacious past. But this book is also a great novel about the freedom to be oneself, beyond legacies and intimate or social injunctions.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Schedules
Schedules
  • On September 13, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM