The Alliance Française OttawaAnd the Cultural Service of The French Embassy invite you to meet Maryam Madjidi, winner of the 2017 Prix Goncourt of the Debut Novel. The author will do multiple
Maryam Madjidi was born in Iran in 1980. She left Teheran at the age of 6 with her parents, political opponents of Khomeini regime. Her novel Marx et la poupée, a poetic sensitive and autobiography, tells the story of her childhood in Iran and her exile in France: the story of a little girl torn between wanting to blend in the French culture and society while retaining her Persian roots. She describes her experience of being from elsewhere, the feeling of otherness and the search for her identity.
Today Maryam Madjidi lives in Paris, where she teaches French to minor immigrants for the French Red Cross, after having taught in Beijing and Istanbul.
(Saturday) 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Alliance Française Ottawa
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