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Faïza Guène has been hailed as the voice of working-class young people in France, and the power of her words is palpable.
History resides in the lived experiences of people like Yamina, the 70-year-old protagonist of Faïza Guène’s latest novel, Discretion. Moving between contemporary Paris and 1950s Algeria, the novel gives voice to the often-silenced stories of women and their traumas of displacement. Born to parents of Algerian heritage in Paris in 1985, Faïza Guène became a literary sensation when she published her first novel, Kiffe Kiffe Demain at the age of 19.
In a year that marks the 60th anniversary of the Algerian war of independence, Guène is in conversation about our writing and its potent themes with her longtime translator Sarah Ardizzone and the event is chaired by writer Caelainn Hogan, author of Republic of Shame.
‘Guène is an important voice in French literature, rebelliously dissecting ideas of identity and belonging with intimacy and power’ – Diana Evans
The event is presented in association with the Embassy of France in Ireland.