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Fatima Daas The Last One (French & English) Podcast

An autobiographical first novel, The Last One tells the story of Fatima Daas and her family. The confusing polarities between different worlds and cultures that are portrayed sparked an intense Media debate in France. Although […]

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French Muslims in Perspective Joseph Downing Review

The French Muslim community numbers nearly 6 million, and is growing. French Muslims in Perspective: Nationalism, Post-Colonialism and Marginalisation under the Republic by Joseph Downing is rich in detail for curious minds, with copious end notes […]

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Rosy & John & The Paris Crime Files Pierre Lemaitre Review

BookBlast review of Rosy & John by Pierre Lemaitre, author and screenwriter of the Paris Crime Files a.k.a. Verhœven series. A Goncourt prizewinner, he is the acknowledged master of French Noir. Rosy & John, translated […]

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Natasha Lehrer on Consent Vanessa Springora Podcast

Hear the BookBlast® Podcast with award-winning translator, Natasha Lehrer, discussing Consent; the “existential” idealism of “liberty”, the trouble with Feminism in France and literary name-and-shame public revelations leading to the downfall of powerful sexual abusers. […]

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The Familia Grande Camille Kouchner Review

The publication of The Familia Grande by Camille Kouchner reveals how incest is ever-present at the highest levels of French society, even among the most glamorous, powerful, bohemian, left wing intellectual Parisian élite, known as […]

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Vernon Subutex 3 Virginie Despentes Review

First novel Baise-moi (Fuck Me) by Virginie Despentes was an overnight sensation in France, selling 50,000 copies for éditions Florent Massot in 1994 before being picked up by éditions Grasset and J’ai Lu. Today sales […]

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On Terrorism Tahar Ben Jelloun Review

BookBlast review of On Terrorism: Conversations with My Daughter to accompany Georgia de Chamberet’s interview Tahar Ben Jelloun in French & in English, voice-over by Issa Naseri, for the BookBlast Podcast series, Bridging the Divide.  […]