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Créer dans les marges. Azouz Begag: du gone au ministre, en passant par l’écrivain

November 29, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Portrait image of Azouz Begag wearing a blue shirt smiling with his hands folded under his chin

2012 Germaine Brée Lecture:

Azouz Begag

Writer, CNRS Researcher, Equal Opportunity Minister (2005-2007)


Azouz Begag, an internationally acclaimed French writer, has published more than twenty books, most of which are subject to various problems faced by the youth of North African origin, caught between two cultures as well as between tradition and modernism: poverty, racism, unemployment, self-destruction, and despair. Originally Algerian, Azouz Begag was born in the suburbs of Lyon in France in 1957. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University Lyon 2 and leads from the front three careers: novelist, sociologist, and politician. Researcher at the CNRS and the House of Social and Human Sciences in Lyon since 1980, he is a specialist in socio-urban economy: his work is largely on the mobility of immigrant populations in urban areas.


November 29, 2012
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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