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Book Club: Le ventre de l’Atlantique

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In this monthly Book Club, open to all levels of French, we will read books about French culture and history, or written by Francophone authors. In an effort to be accessible to Francophiles of all levels, the books chosen will be written/translated in English, but you may chose to read them in French if you’d like. Expect the discussion to be both in English and French, as a way for you to learn new vocabulary related to literature and to the French language and culture.

Join Bhavana on Zoom on Thursday, May 20th at 5pm (CST) for a discussion on Le ventre de l’Atlantique (The Belly of the Atlantic) by Fatou Diome.

“This charming, vivid and poetic book captures the poignancy of immigrant life and all the unresolved pain of Africa’s relationship with its former colonial powers.”–Michela Wrong

Salie lives in Paris. Back home on the Senegalese island of Niodior, her football-crazy brother Madick counts on her to get him to France, the promised land where foreign footballers become world famous. The story of Salie and Madick highlights the painful situation of those who emigrate. It is a moving account of one of the great tragedies of our time.


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This book club is free to attend and meets monthly, 5-6pm (CST).

Please note that our Book Club will meet online via Zoom for the time being.


Price: Free

Date: May 20 - May 20

Max. Size: 15 Students


May 20, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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