Book Club

La langue maternelle, Vassilis Alexakis


On Wednesday June 20th, meet us at 5:30PM at cSPACE for our traditional Book Club!
This novel, about the relation between an individual and the languages he speaks, has received the prestigious Prix Médicis! 

Pavlos, a Greek man who immigrated in France 20 years ago, decides impulsively to go back to Athens without planning its return. He rediscovers the Greek culture and its origins. Soon enough, he decides to try to solve a mystery, deeply connected to its personal story:
why is there the letter E at the entrance of Delphes' Temple of Apollo?

Written in French by a Greek native author, this book is full of enigmas, interrogations about the different languages in the world and cultures, but also introspection.


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This is a FREE activity (level B1 minimum).

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Please read the book before attending.
 

You can order a copy of the book at our partner Owl's Nest Books in Brittania (SW). You'll have a 10% discount when you show your AF membership card!


To see the list of books we studied in the past book clubs, click here.


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