English PEN: Kamal Jann Book Launch: Dominique Eddé Oxford Student PEN

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Dominique Eddé in conversation with Dr Jane Hiddleston. This is an Oxford Student PEN event in Seminar room 3, St Anne’s College, Oxford on Friday 17 October at 4pm

Oxford Student PEN will host a book launch for Dominique Eddé’s Kamal Jann.  This novel, recently translated into English by Ros Schwartz, presents the story of the doomed Jann family as they plot against one another for revenge and power. Alliances, damaged lives, impossible loves, and deep betrayals unfold as the family relationships erode, echoing the conflicts that tear apart the countries around them in the Middle East. Kamal Jann has been hailed by French critics as both universal and prophetic, a novel that is vital to our understanding of Syria and the Middle East. Reading and discussion with the author will be chaired by Dr Jane Hiddleston. It will be followed by a book signing. 

Dominique Eddé is a Lebanese-born author, her previous novel Kite was longlisted for the US Best Translated Book Award in 2013. She currently lives in Turkey. Kamal Jann and Kite are published by Seagull.

Dr Jane Hiddleston is Associate Professor of French at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Exeter College. She has published widely on postcolonial theory and francophone literature, and her most recent book, Decolonising the Intellectual: Politics, Culture, and Humanism at the End of the French Empire, was published by Liverpool University Press in 2014.

Free event. Contact natasha.ryan@st-annes.ox.ac.uk for info



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