We meet in the Connie Morella Library Main Meeting Room to read and discuss books in French one Tuesday a month from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
On September 26, we'll discuss "Regardez-nous Danser" by Leïla Slimani.
This novel is the second part of a trilogy, Le Pays des autres (The Country of Others), partly based on the author’s family history in Morocco. The first novel spanned the period between the end of the Second World War and the country’s independence in 1956. In Regardez-nous danser (Watch us dance), the central characters, Amine Belhaj and his French wife, Mathilde, have become middle-aged and prosperous, as is indicated by their decision to build a pool near their home—an unheard-of luxury at this time and place. As the owners of a flourishing farm that produces oranges and olives, they are part of the new bourgeoisie of the nearby city of Meknès, which includes native Moroccans and some of the former French colonialists, who are still living in a country that remains rigidly divided along social class lines.
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