Africa Table: Dialogues - A Conversation with Meryem Alaoui

Encina Hall West, Room 219, 417 Galvez Mall
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 12:00 PM
Free and open to all!
Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Center for African Studies, France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

Join the Center for African Studies for our weekly lunchtime lecture series.

Dialogues: A Conversation with Meryem Alaoui

Meryem Alaoui, Moroccan author and the 2018 Goncourt des Lycéens finalist and Goncourt nominee

Meryem Alaoui will be in conversation with Marie-Pierre Ulloa, lecturer in French and Francophone Studies at Stanford University. She will be sharing her thoughts on writing her first novel, La Vérité sort de la bouche du cheval, (The Truth Comes out of the Horse’s Mouth, Gallimard, 2018), about the journey of a female Muslim prostitute in the popular Zevaco market of Casablanca. The novel received great critical and public acclaim and will be published in English in 2020. Her novel is also a homage to Casablanca, an internationally renowned city, yet unknown.