Zineb Laouedj: Sweet America
Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 17:00-18:00
Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 10, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Session No: 99
The strange news that Jalal, a Muslim, will be renovating the city’s large church reaches its community. From this idea Dr Zineb Laouedj begins building the world of her novel Sweet America, in which she explores the maladies of society within the setting of an American city called Freeland.
Dr Laouedj will explore how her novel contrasts racism with the principle of accepting the other, which is the only factor and secret of our human continuity.
Dr Zineb Laouedj is an Algerian writer, translator, and academic born in the wilaya of Tlemcen in Maghnia. She holds a PhD from Damascus University in modern Maghreb poetry and works as a researcher at the International Institute for Human and Social Studies in Paris.
This session is moderated by Alia AlShamsi
As you plan your day at the Festival, please take into consideration that it takes between 30-60 mins to commute between the Intercontinental, Festival City and Mohammed Bin Rashid Library.