Wednesday, October 6, 2010
MEET THE WRITER AZOUZ BEGAG
Wednesday 13 October 6.30pm
Azouz Begag, born in Lyon, France, is a French writer, politician and researcher in economics and sociology at the CNRS. Begag's best known literary work (he has published more than 20 books, among them many novels often inspired by his childhood) is the autobiographical novel Le Gone du Chaâba, published in 1986. In his novel, he describes the first ten years in the life of a child of Algerian immigrants who arrived in France in 1949: an Arab father, a mother from Kabylia, seven siblings, and a wooden shack for a house on the banks of the Rhône, next to other shantytowns.
Azouz Begag has been the delegate minister for equal opportunities of France between 2005 and 2007. Begag's academic career, culminating in his place as a researcher at the CNRS, as well as his political career to date, have also centred around the problems of unequal opportunity for those brought up in industrial suburbs and ghettos, " les Beurs" (young French of Maghreb descent).
Presentation in French moderated by Michael Cronin, Director of the Centre for Translation and Textual studies (DCU).
Q & A in French and English
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