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The Role of Fiction in Facing One’s Past

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Best-selling novelists Alice Zeniter and Omar El Akkad discuss their creative process and share the intentions behind their work.

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The Role of Fiction in Facing One’s Past

Conversation with Alice Zeniter and Omar El Akkad

Thursday, April 15, 2021

12:30pm ET

LIVE Online • In English • 40 minutes with Q&A

Meet Alice Zeniter and Omar El Akkad, two bestselling novelists who have used their work to explore ignored chapters in history, give voice to the disenfranchised, and challenge national myths.

In her bestselling book The Art of Losing, just released in an English translation by Frank Wynne, Alice Zeniter brings to light the inescapable legacies of French colonialism through the tale of a French-Algerian woman reckoning with her family’s secret past.

Meanwhile Canadian-Egyptian writer Omar El Akkad delves into contemporary issues such as geopolitical tensions and climate change in his first novel American War.

Together, Zeniter and El Akkad will discuss their creative process and share their intentions behind their work: helping us discover another way to look at the world and our own history. The conversation will be moderated by Anderson Tepper.

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