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Leïla Slimani on tour in IF Morocco for the release of her new novel

The author Leïla Slimani is on tour, between February 25 and March 5, 2022, in the French institutes of Morocco in Casablanca, Tangier, Rabat, Meknes and Marrakech, to present to the Moroccan public, her new novel “Watch us dance “.

Second part of the trilogy, Look at us dancing, released in bookstores on February 3, succeeds the novel “Le pays des autres” and will be presented as part of a unique tour for the Franco-Moroccan author who will visit the places of his childhood between Rabat and Meknes but also in the cities of Casablanca, Tangier and Marrakech for discussions, readings and signing sessions.

Note that “Watch us dance” continues this family saga and historical fresco initiated by the author.

With these two choral and very personal novels, Leïla Slimani introduces an unprecedented sensitivity to the clear and effective style that characterizes her.

In the presentation of the event, IF Morocco emphasizes that in “Look at us dancing”, she continues to give us an intimate and vibrant reading of emotion on the complexity of her family history rooted in a weakened patriarchal society and a Morocco independent who is struggling to found his new identity.
With this new opus, the author immerses us in the atmosphere of the Kingdom of the 60s, a period that she describes as “very interesting because extremely ambiguous”.

By charging the evocation of her country with emotion, she depicts, in the background, a Morocco at two speeds, torn between the weight of its culture, a nascent independence nationalism and a desire for social emancipation, particularly in the education of women.

Leïla Slimani is a Franco-Moroccan journalist and writer. A graduate of the Institute of Political Studies in Paris, in 2014 she published her first novel “Dans le jardin de l’ogre”. Her second novel, Chanson douce, won the Prix Goncourt 2016, as well as the Grand Prix des lectrices.

The year 2017 was very prolific for the author. She has published three books: “Sex and Lies: Sexual Life in Morocco”, the graphic novel “Words of Honor”, and “Simone Veil, my heroine”. The same year, she was appointed personal representative of President Emmanuel Macron for the Francophonie.




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