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Groupe de lecture: Le testament français by Andreï Makine

Wednesday 26 February 2020 13:00-14:00

Every month the group meets to discuss a book selected in advance (from classical to contemporary French literature) and discover the other members’ views on them. The discussion is held in FRENCH.

In February, the group will be discussing Le testament français by Andreï Makine (1995, Folio Gallimard).

About the author:
Andreï Makine was born in Krasnoyarsk, the Soviet Union on 10 September 1957 and grew up in the city of Penza, a provincial town about 440 miles south-east of Moscow. The origins of Makine’s mastery of the French language (whether it is through family or friends) remain a mystery.

In 1987, he went to France as a member of the teacher’s exchange program and decided to stay. He was granted political asylum and was determined to make a living as a writer in French. Le testament français is his fourth novel, published in 1995 in France, winner of prestigious awards such as the Prix Goncourt, the Prix Medicis, and the Goncourt des Lycéens.

Groupe de lecture : Andreï Makine
Wednesday, 26 February | 1.00 - 2.00pm
IN FRENCH | C1 level and above

Institut français d’Ecosse
Salle Duchesse d’Angoulême (first floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh, EH1 1RF

The groupe de lecture is open to members of the Institut français d’Ecosse only. Admission is free, but the number of places is limited. To sign up, please fill in the registration form and send it to ifecosse.edimbourg-cslt diplomatie.gouv.fr

Access Details
The Institut français d’Ecosse and the salle Duchesse d’Angoulême are accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

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