Les Navigateurs de la Littérature : L’africain, J.M.G. Le Clézio

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L'Africain by J.M.G. LeClézio

09/12/2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul


Le club est ouvert à tous !

Practice your reading skills and comprehension with our intermediate French book club: Les Navigateurs de la Littérature. Every month, we discuss our book of choice’s plot. We also review what we did and did not like about it. We welcome navigateurs to ask questions about the things they did not understand when they first read the story. Everyone selects their favorite excerpt, reads it aloud and then we discuss the special passage. The discussion will be in French!

Returning readers and newcomers are all invited to attend and discuss. The group discusses a different book at each meeting.

This month’s selection is: L’africain, by J.M.G. Le Clézio (dispo sur Culturethèque)

Synopsis :

In this memoir, J. M. G. Le Clézio writes of his childhood in Nigeria and the experience of meeting his father for the first time at the age of eight. While the book is very much about Le Clézio himself and his desire to transform his wordless childhood memories—the impressions and images that still haunt and delight him—into an interpretive account, it is also an attempt to transform his father into a man Le Clézio can understand and even embrace.

Extrait :

« J’ai longtemps rêvé que ma mère était noire. Je m’étais inventé une histoire, un passé, pour fuir la réalité à mon retour d’Afrique, dans ce pays, dans cette ville où je ne connaissais personne, où j’étais devenu un étranger. Puis j’ai découvert, lorsque mon père, à l’âge de la retraite, est revenu vivre avec nous en France, que c’était lui l’Africain. Cela a été difficile à admettre. Il m’a fallu retourner en arrière, recommencer, essayer de comprendre. En souvenir de cela, j’ai écrit ce petit livre. »

Purchase L’africain on Amazon or Albertine. If you are an Alliance Française member, you can access the book for free on Culturethèque.
 
This group usually meets the second Wednesday of every month from 6 – 8 pm. Look for our flyer at the Alliance with upcoming dates and books.
 
 
This event is free and open to the public! You do not need to be an AF member to participate in our book clubs.


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