Meet online to discuss “L’art de perdre” by Alice Zeniter with our French teacher Martine in Bristol. Everyone with an interest in French literature is welcome:
Thursday 21st May at 1pm, 3pm and 7pm
Free for everybody. Please register your interest below. This event is now full, contact us to be added to the waiting list.
We will be using J’ai Lu copy, available new or used.
“Finaliste malheureuse du prix Goncourt, elle a finalement décroché celui des lycéens. Dans L’art de perdre, Alice Zeniter, petite-fille de harkis, relate le parcours de trois générations d’une famille kabyle, dont le destin s’inscrit entre l’Algérie et la France, depuis les prémices de la Guerre d’Algérie jusqu’à aujourd’hui. Une histoire placée sous le signe du silence dont il importait de raviver la mémoire. “
from an article in LCI
Comments from previous our previous book clubs:
“This was the fourth time I took part in the experience of notre club de lecture.
I have loved it every time. it is a great opportunity, first to read a good book in French and then to spend some time discussing the book.
I must even say that our last club I even changed my original approach to the book. From initially finding it a bit too bizarre, to appreciate a depth that I had not noticed.
I am already looking forward to our next meeting in March” Paco R
“This is an excellent book club. I have been to all the meetings since Martine started it and have enjoyed them all. The books choices have been varied and the meetings are very well run by Martine who clearly does a lot of preparation. All this prompts lively discussions which have been interesting as they have prompted different reactions and views from the participants. It’s an excellent opportunity not only to practise your French but also to listen to French as there are usually several French nationals who attend. Highly recommended 😊” Rebecca C