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Opening event of the international conference "Re-Centering a region: the Maghreb in Motion"

The opening event of the conference „Re-Centering a Region: the Maghreb in Motion“ promises to be an absolute highlight: We proudly welcome Moroccan novelist Fouad Laroui as our guest in Marburg. Not only is Laroui a prize-winning author (having received e.g. the Albert Camus Prize for his debut novel in 1996, the Prix Goncourt de la Nouvelle in 2013 and the Grande Médaille de la Francophonie from the Académie Française in 2015), he also is an intellectual, a mathematician and physicist. He will share his thoughts on the concerns of our conference in his lecture „Does the Maghreb actually exist?“.

Afterwards Laroui will read from his novel "Les Tribulations du dernier Sijilmassi", 2014, which was awarded the Grand Prix Jean-Giono in the year of its publication. For the reading of sections of the novel’s German translation "Die Leiden des letzten Sijilmassi", we were able to recruit Marburg-based actor Tom Gerritz.

The evening and the conversation with Fouad Laroui will be presented by Prof. Dr. Friederike Pannewick, head of the department of Arabic Literature and Culture at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS).

We are delighted to invite you to this exciting opening event of our conference on 15 February 2018 at the Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies.

The poster (German).


WHAT? A lecture by the Moroccan writer Fouad Laroui and a literary reading
WHEN? 6:15 - 7:45 pm
WHERE?  In the "Casino" at the CNMS (top floor), Deutschhausstraße 12