The Outsiders: Kamel Daoud, Ben Okri & Agnès Poirier

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On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Algeria's independence and the 80th anniversary of Albert Camus's novel The Outsider, let's meet Algerian writer Kamel Daoud, author of The Meursault Investigation which won him the 2015 Prix Goncourt du premier roman, and Booker Prize winning Nigerian poet and playwright Ben Okri. Together they will share their respective views on Albert Camus's legacy in light of the post-colonial turn in a conversation chaired by journalist and author Agnès Poirier.

As part of Voices of Algeria
Replay the talk:

The talk was preceded by the screening of the short film :

The Insider
Directed by Mitra Tabrizian
Text by Ben Okri
Commissioned by Coronet Theatre, 2018.

The Insider Poster

See also:

Related / Latest Publications:
Kamel Daoud, The Meursault Investigation translated by John Cullen (Oneworld Publications, 2015)
Ben Okri, A Fire in my Head (Head of Zeus, 2021)
Agnès Poirier, Notre-Dame. The Soul of France (OneWorld, 2020)
7.30pm La Médiathèque
£9, £7

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Kamel Daoud Ben Okri Agnès Poirier