‘The Meursault Investigation’ by Kamel Daoud, winner of the Goncourt Prize for First Novel, is an attempt to do justice to ‘the Arab’ killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus’s classic novel. On the occasion of its PEN-supported publication in the UK by OneWorld Publications, Kamel Daoud debates questions raised by his book, from Arab identity and the disastrous effects of colonialism in Algeria to Camus’s global literary legacy. The event is organised in partnership with the French Institute and is chaired by Jeremy Harding (London Review of Books).
Make it a Camus-themed evening by staying on for a screening of Abraham Ségal’s documentary ‘Quand Sisyphe Se Révolte’.
Wednesday 24 June, 6:15 pm—7:15 pm
Cost: £5 (£8 with documentary)
Institut Francais, 14 Cromwell Place, London, SW7 2JR United Kingdom, http://www.institut-francais.org.uk/
More information: English PEN.