Born in 1949, Boualem Sansal has made the choice to use French as the language to express himself. This Algerian writer This Algerian author is the very embodiment of the essence of Francophonie and its values of peace and sharing. Boualem Sansal will be the distinguished guest at the Francophonie Festival in Hong Kong and Macau from 20 to 23 March.
Photo: © C. Helie / Gallimard
Boualem Sansal, author of seven novels and a dozen essays, has established himself as a crucial voice in Europe, defending against weapons with literature and acting against violence with his writing. He condemns the flaws of his own country and the danger of religious radicalism. He did so though his latest novel, 2084, which has received the Académie Française’s Great Prize. Its translated version in Chinese has just been published by Sea-Sky.
He now lives in Algeria and tours around the world to stand up for the values he upholds.
Generous and bold in his writing, Boualem Sansal never hesitates to participate in collective works, arguing in favour of a greater sharing of cultures and languages. For a world literature (Collective, Gallimard, 2007) and Manifesto for the hospitality of languages (Collective, Gallimard, 2012), are two such examples.
Boualem Sansal’s Tour in Hong Kong
Le public de Hong Kong pourra rencontrer cet auteur incontournable de la littérature francophone lors de sa visite à Hong Kong :
The general public in Hong Kong will be able to meet this important figure in the Francophone world on following dates:
• March 20 (Monday) at 6:30pm
Conference organised in partnership with Alliance Française Hong Kong
Theme: "Engagement Through Literature"
Moderator : Mr Chip Tsao, renowned columnist, broadcaster, and writer
Language: French with English interpretation
Location: Alliance Française Jordan, 52 Jordan Road, Jordan
RSVP : http://afhongkong.org/events/engagement-through-literature-boualem-sansal
• March 21 (Tuesday) at 6 :30pm
Meet-the-author session at French bookstore Parenthèses
Presentation of his life as an author and his book "2084"
Location : Duke Wellington House, 2/F, 14-24 Wellington St, Central
RSVP : http://www.parentheses-hk.com/rencontre-exceptionnelle-avec-boualem-sansal/
• March 22 (Wednesday), 1:45pm-3:30pm
Meeting students at French International School
• March 22 (Wednesday), 7pm - 8:30pm
Author’s workshop with Alliance Française Hong Kong
Location: Salle Segalen, Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau
• March 23 (Thursday) at 11am
Conference at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
In partnership with Department of Government and International Studies and Department of Humanities and Creative Writing of HKBU
Theme: " Is the West losing the War Against Radical Islam? "
Address: Council Chamber SWT501, Shaw Tower, HKBU
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