|When||April 13, 2020 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM|
|Where||Seminary Co-op Bookstore|
|Contact Information||Seminary Co-op Bookstore|
|Description||Azouz Begag discusses his works, Mémoires au soleil, Le gone du Chaâba, and Ethnicity and Equality: France in the Balance. He will be joined in conversation by Alec G. Hargreaves and Khalid Lyamlahy. A Q&A and signing will follow their conversation. |
About Azouz Begag: Azouz Begag was Minister for Equal Opportunities in the French government of Dominique de Villepin during the period 2005-2007. He is a well-known public figure recognized in France and abroad as a writer, sociologist, activist, and political commentator. Born in Lyon in 1957, he was raised in a shantytown, an experience he later recounted in his best-selling autobiographical work Le Gone du Chaâba (1986), translated as Shantytown Kid (2007). Besides his acclaimed novels, Begag published a substantial number of essays exploring diversity, social justice, multiculturalism, and integration in France, including Ethnicity and Equality: France in the Balance, translated in 2007 by Alec Hargreaves. Trained as an economist and sociologist, he conducted research at the prestigious French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and taught at Ecole Centrale de Lyon. In 2004, he was awarded the Légion d'Honneur by President Jacques Chirac.
About the interlocutor: Alec G. Hargreaves is Emeritus Professor of Transcultural French Studies at Florida State University. A specialist on postcolonial minorities in France, he has authored and edited numerous works including Immigration and Identity in Beur Fiction: Voices from the North African Immigrant Community in France, 2nd edition (Oxford: Berg, 1997), Multi-Ethnic France: Immigration, Politics, Culture and Society (London: Routledge, 2007), and Transnational French Studies: Postcolonialism and Littérature-monde, co-edited with Charles Forsdick and David Murphy (Liverpool University Press, 2010).
|Categories||Conferences/Lectures, Discussions, Readings, Arts|
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