Leaving... staying... coming back: meeting around the novel 'The Disoriented' by Amin Maalouf.
As part of its exhibition 'Beirut. The times of design', the CID proposes a workshop 'reading... and even a little more', based on the book 'The Disoriented' by Amin Maalouf in the presence of the host Christine Mordant. Who is who? Who did what? Reflections and introspections in face of a bruised country!
Amin Maalouf's Lebanon before, during and after the 1975 war, let's talk about it, or better, let's play with it by getting under the skin of the protagonists!
Amin Maalouf was born in 1949 in Lebanon into a family of teachers. After studying economics and sociology, he worked as a reporter, covering many events around the world.
When war broke out in his native country, he left for France with his wife and children, and immediately resumed his journalistic activities, especially at Jeune Afrique, where he became editor-in-chief and editorialist. From 1984, he focused on writing, publishing novels, essays and opera librettos. In 1993, he won the Goncourt Prize for Le Rocher de Tanios, in 1998 the European Essay Prize for In the name of identity, and in 2010 the Prince of Asturias.
Prize for Literature for the whole of his work. He was elected to the French Academy in 2011, in the chair of Claude Lévi-Strauss.
The workshop will be preceded by a guided tour of the exhibition 'Beirut. The times of design' at 6:30 pm and a tasting of Lebanese specialties.
Schedule: from 7:30 pm to 10 pm
Public: adults, young adults
Price: 10 €
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