French School
of Singapore

Voilah! Festival - In conversation with Francophone writers

04 November - 05 November 2019

Voilah! Festival - In conversation with Francophone writers
A talk series at the LFS on 4th & 5th November

On the occasion of Voilah! France Singapore Festival, we are pleased to welcome two francophone authors for a series of talks and lectures, with instant translation in English.

4 Nov, 7 pm: Kamel Daoud, Algerian writer and journalist, will talk about his literary works as well as his political and social commitment.

5 Nov, 7 pm: Louis-Jean Calvet, French linguist, will give a talk about language issues, including bilingualism.

An ID will be requested at the entrance

Lycée Francais de Singapour, Amphitheatre 2900, 2900 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Singapore 569935

Free admission: Registration here

Kamel Daoud credit Philippe Matsas (Custom)

Kamel Daoud

Louis-Jean Calvet

Kamel Daoud is an Algerian writer and journalist who won the Goncourt for his novel The Mersault Investigation, as well as the Prix François Mauriac and the Prix des Cinq Continents for Francophone writing. The novel was also shortlisted for the Renaudot.

Daoud, one of Algeria's best-known intellectual voices, has attracted attention for his pronounced criticism of repressive morality in Islamic societies and the political instrumentalisation of Islam.

Photo © Philippe Matsas
Louis-Jean Calvet is a French linguist analysing the relationship between linguistic speech and colonial speech on language, the ties between language and power and the role of language of the city.

He is also at the roots of the French sociolinguistics, of which he is one of its most renowned proponents, and therefore invited to numerous universities throughout the four corners of the world.