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Le Club Lecture - Session 2


LE CLUB LECTURE 

Join Nicole Layseca to talk about Francophone Literature ! 

The Alliance launches its own book club from November to March ! One tuesday per month, join the Club de Lecture to discuss the book of the month priorly read by all the attendees. Exchange about your emotions, opinions with the other members and get the opportunity to expand your literary culture and to improve your French! 

 

*** BOOK OF THE MONTH ***  

  • Petit pays de Gaël Faye - 218 pages 


Petit Pays (Small country), Gaël Faye’s first novel, is partly inspired by the author's own life, although it is not strictly autobiographical. Set in Burundi and Rwanda from 1993 onwards, this novel has the unusual feature to be narrated by a 10 year-old child, Gaby, who lives in a comfortable district of Bujumbura with his French father and Rwandan mother. While his sheltered upbringing had prevented him from experiencing the increasing tensions between the Hutu majority and the Tutsi minority (which he belongs to through his mother), the outbreak of civil war and genocide in neighboring Rwanda will brutally shatter Gaby and his group of friends’ lives. 

Petit Pays, premier roman de Gaël Faye, est en partie inspiré de la vie de l’auteur lui-même, bien qu’il ne soit pas strictement autobiographique. Situant l’action au cœur du Burundi et du Rwanda à partir de 1993, le roman a la particularité d’avoir pour narrateur le jeune Gaby, âgé de 10 ans, qui vit avec son père français et sa mère rwandaise dans un quartier aisé de Bujumbra. Tandis que son éducation protégée le préservait des tensions croissantes entre la majorité Hutu et la minorité Tutsi (dont il est issu par sa mère), les prémisses de la guerre civile du Burundi et du génocide voisin au Rwanda vont bouleverser brutalement les vies de Gaby et de ses amis. 

The book is available for free on the Culturethèque for the AF Members. Non-members can purchase it here

*** WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW *** 

  • Frequency: Tuesday, December, 21

  • Time: 11:00 am

  • Duration: 1.5h - 2h 

  • Location : Ardmore Location - 40 E Montgomery Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003 - ! Map avalaible below ! 
  • Group Size: 8 maximum 
  • Language requirements : B2 level minimum - French speaking course  
  • Fee: Non members : $15 per session / $55 for the 5 sessions. Members : FREE 


*** REGISTRATION  - HOW DOES IT WORK ?  *** 

For both members and non members  : 

  • You need to register to the session at least 48h before the beggining of the session.

  • Please, note this page only allows you to register to session 2.  

    If you wish to register to the whole cycle (5 sessions), please register on the All Sessions webpage. The registration process is detailed. 

     

*** NEXT BOOKS OF THE MONTH  *** 

Click on the session to access its webpage. You will be able to register for the single session and have more informations about the month book. 

SESSION 3

JANUARY - Meeting on January 25 

  • En attendant Bojangles de Olivier Bourdeaut - 171 pages 

You can purchase the book here

SESSION 4

FEBRUARY - Meeting on February 22 

  • Un barrage contre le Pacifique de Marguerite Duras - 364 pages

The book is available for free on the Culturethèque for the AF Members. Non-members can purchase it here

SESSION 5

MARCH - Meeting on March 22 

  • Mémoire d’un rat de Pierre Chaine - 192 pages 
You can purchase the book here


*** FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE AT THE ALLIANCE *** 

The promotion of francophone literature is definitely at the heart of the Alliance’s commitment, as it is a wonderful opportunity to account for the richness and the diversity of the French language as well as the multiple cultural influences attached to Francophonie. Also, it is always a great way to improve one’s French reading comprehension ! 

While waiting for Le Club Lecture, do not hesitate to join our October literary event : 

 

* * * HEALTH & SAFETY * * *  

We would like to remind you the following in-person events’ étiquette : 

  • Covid proof of vaccination required
  • Mask mandatory during this event


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