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Le Book Club: Le pays des autres
Join Bhavana on Zoom on Wednesday, October 13th at 5pm (CST) for a discussion on Le pays des autres (In the Country of Others) by Leïla Slimani.
ABOUT LE PAYS DES AUTRES
‘Le Pays des autres’ is about a woman in an interracial marriage whose fierce desire for autonomy parallels her adopted country’s fight for independence. Mathilde, a spirited young Frenchwoman, falls in love with Amine, a handsome Moroccan soldier in the French army during World War II. After the war, the couple settles in Morocco.
In her third novel — after “Adèle” and “The Perfect Nanny,” which won France’s Prix Goncourt in 2016 — Leïla Slimani draws on her own family’s inspiring story for the first volume in a planned trilogy about race, resilience, and women’s empowerment. This classic war fiction depicts the struggle for identity and territory amid violence, courage and sacrifice, while shifting the spotlight away from men and their fragilities.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ABOUT THE BOOK CLUB
Our book club is free to attend and meets monthly, 5-6pm (CST). It is open to all levels of French and the discussion is led in mostly in English.
*Please note that we are meeting online via Zoom for the time being.
Please note: our classes have limited capacity and often sell out fast, don't wait too long to book your spot!