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Meet the author: Samira Sedira

Wednesday 23 March 18:00-19:00

Meet the author: Samira Sedira

An evening with the French-Algerian novelist, playwright and actress Samira Sedira, award winner of the 2020-21 Prix Eugène Dabit for her latest novel Des Gens Comme Eux (éditions du Rouergue, 2020) translated into English as People Like Them (Bloomsburry Raven Books, 2021). The event will be moderated by the Head of Library at the Institut Français d’Ecosse, Catherine Guiat.

Meet the author: Samira Sedira

Wednesday 23 March 2022 | 18:00

Event held in French

Free for IFE and FSS members | £5 general public

Please contact us at frenchclassesife gmail.com to book with the student discount

On-site at the French Institute in Scotland


In partnership with the Franco-Scottish Society (Edinburgh branch)

About the author

Samira Sedira is a French-Algerian novelist, playwright, and actress (both theatre and film). She studied at l’École de la Comédie de Saint-Etienne and now lives in the Paris region. Her latest novel Des gens comme eux (People like them): Bloomsbury Raven Books, was translated into English in July 2021. Samira’s first novel L’odeur des planches came out in 2013 and was adapted for the stage in 2014. Her second novel, Majda en août was published in 2016, followed in 2018 by La faute à Saddam which was awarded the 2019 Prix Exbrayat des Lycéens. The recurring themes in her work, which deals with French society, centre around class divide, status and money, identity and racism, self-image and dignity, the complexity of human relations. Her novels deal with the problems encountered by children of immigrants. In particular, their integration into society and their relationship with the French language. Like many actors and actresses, when work was scarce, she had to support herself by cleaning other people’s houses, this experience has given her an uncompromising and direct experience of life which informs her work.

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Institut Français Écosse 2022