Café Littéraire - Elle habitait à Sandwich

$16.00 USD


The Story:
Therese, Franco-Lebanese, lives in Sandwich, Illinois. She decides one night to slam the door without returning back. Now that she is 37 years old, she questions her choices: leaving her home country and following her husband to the United States. Her exile, her husband’s career and the establishing of her own family kept her busy for ten years. Today, her nostalgia pushes the woman to question all those choices, for better or for worse.

This is an online presentation in English by the author of the book, Pauline Mouhanna-Karroum.

Pauline Mouhanna-Karroum "first novel highlights the Lebanese people's attachment to their homeland and skillfully dissects the vicissitudes and dilemmas of the diasporic condition.The reader follows the narrator's thoughts as she approaches a pivotal moment in her life when the will for emancipation and the weight of attachments clash. Pauline Mouhanna Karroum has written a touching and masterful first novel”. M. Dominique Cadinot, Aix-Marseille University

The book presentation will last about 40 minutes and will be followed by a discussion. Participants will be invited on ZOOM. 

For more info about the author and on where to buy the book please click here

AFD Members: $11
Non-Members: $16

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