Les Navigateurs de la littérature : Soumission

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08/14/2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Le club est ouvert à tous !

Practice your reading skills and comprehension with our intermediate French book club: Les Navigateurs de la Littérature. This group meets the second Wednesday of every month from 7pm – 8pm. Each meeting focuses on a different book, so both returning readers and newcomers are invited to attend. During meetings, we discuss the plot of the book, review what we did and did not like, and explore any questions that members may have. Everyone also selects a favorite excerpt to read aloud and to bring to the conversation. The discussion will be in French!

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.

This month’s selection is : Soumission de Michel Houellebecq


The year is 2022. France is in the grip of a political crisis. In order to prevent a National Front victory, the Socialist Party and Union for a Popular Movement unite with the Muslim Brotherhood Party. This unlikely political union proposes an Islamic candidate for president, who eventually wins the election and begins enacting reactionary policies that impose a sexist and politically backwards regime. Within this world, the narrative follows a middle-aged literature professor named François and his transition and submission to an existence within the new society.

Purchase Soumission here, or, if you are an AF member, access it for free on Culturethèque.


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