28 August, 2022
Edinburgh Book Festival, Baillie Gifford Sculpture Court, Edinburgh Book Festival, 2 West Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9BP
60 years ago, Algeria won independence from French rule following a bloody eight-year war. Many fled to France to escape violence by both sides, including Faїza Guène’s parents. In Discretion, she deftly explores a generation that remained discreet about harrowing experiences. The novel has inspired today’s performance, directed by its English translator Sarah Ardizzone, with film and photography by Guène, music from Sylvie Paz and Hakim Hamadouche and acted by Lina Soualem.
Faїza Guène is appearing remotely.
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