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French Book Discussion Club - In Person

@ Connie Morella Library - Bethesda

2024-03-26 14:00:00 2024-03-26 16:00:00 America/New_York French Book Discussion Club - In Person Do you want to practice your French? Improve your French vocabulary? Meet new Francophiles? Please join us to discuss the book "Le village de l'Allemand" by Boualem Sansal. Connie Morella Library -

Tuesday, March 26
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-26 14:00:00 2024-03-26 16:00:00 America/New_York French Book Discussion Club - In Person Do you want to practice your French? Improve your French vocabulary? Meet new Francophiles? Please join us to discuss the book "Le village de l'Allemand" by Boualem Sansal. Connie Morella Library -

Do you want to practice your French? Improve your French vocabulary? Meet new Francophiles? Please join us to discuss the book "Le village de l'Allemand" by Boualem Sansal.

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 March 26, we'll discuss "Le village de l'Allemand" by Boualem Sansal. 

Based on a true story and inspired by the work of Primo Levi, "Le village de l'Allemand" is a heartfelt reflection on the harsh imperatives of history. Banned in Algeria, "Le village de l'Allemand" is a groundbreaking novel. For the first time, an Arab author directly addresses the moral implications of the Holocaust, drawing parallels between Nazism and Islamic fundamentalism. But this richly plotted novel also addresses Algeria’s “dirty war” of the early 1990s and the emergence of grim Muslim ghettos in France’s low-income housing projects. Boualem Sansal confronts these and other volatile issues with unprecedented sincerity and courage. It won the RTL Reader’s Prize for Fiction in France and was the first work of fiction by an Arab writer to acknowledge the Holocaust in print. Sansal was born in a small village in the Ouarsenis, Algeria. His fiction and essays have been systematically censored in his native country due to their criticism of the government. He has been awarded the prestigious Prix du Roman Arabe in 2012 and the German Peace Prize in 2011. 2084: The End of the World, his seventh novel, won the French Academy’s Gran Prix for Fiction.

For more information please contact:  Marilyn Schiff at marilynschiff41@gmail.com  

Take a look at these resources for: Books in French available at MCPL, Interlibrary loans, book recommendationsLanguage learning.

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People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing should request English-language captioning or sign-language interpretation at least five days before the library-sponsored program they plan to attend. Contact the Assistant Facilities and Accessibility Program Manager at 240-777-0002 with all other accommodation requests.

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AGE GROUP: | Older Adults | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Lectures and Discussions | Language Learning |

TAGS: | Indoor Program |

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