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Saturday, October 15 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
France, Story of a Childhood

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Zahia Rahmani will talk about France, Story of a Childhood, recently released in English. An autobiographical novel, the book tells the story of an Algerian family’s exile to France, drawing inspiration from Rahmani’s childhood as the daughter of an accused Harki. Rahmani will be interviewed by Maria Koundoura, a scholar of transnationalism and chair of the Department of Writing, Literature, & Publishing at Emerson College.

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Maria Koundoura

Maria Koundoura is chair of the Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College. She is the author of The Greek Idea: The Formation of National and Transnational Identities and Transnational Culture, Transnational Identity: The Politics and Ethics of Global Culture... Read More →

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Zahia Rahmani

The Algerian-born academic and author Zahia Rahmani is one of France’s leading art historians and writers of fiction, memoirs, and cultural criticism. She is the author of Moze, "Musulman" and France, Récit d'une enfance (France, Story of a Childhood). The French Ministry of Culture... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
French Cultural Center