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WY1201 Nos richesses (Our Riches / A Bookshop in Algiers) by Kaouther Adimi

  • 12 May 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris
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Kaouther Adimi’s award-winning novel charts the changing fortunes of a bookshop in Algiers.  In 1936, the young Edmond Charlot opens a modest bookshop.  In time, the bookshop is shuttered and transformed into a government library.  Decades later, it is to be closed forever and a young man is charged with emptying it of its books.  Mixing political drama, revolution and the independence of Algeria, Adimi takes the reader on a moving journey to celebrate books, bookshops and the power of a dream.

‘A Bookshop in Algiers reminds us that in literature, as in life, we belong to a place only temporarily - and we shape it according to our memories.’ Financial Times

‘Nos richesses" sonne comme une splendide déclaration d'amour à la littérature, seul trait d'union entre les époques et les êtres.’ Elle

Registrations open 15 April 2023

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