Myriam is moeder van twee kinderen en wil haar baan als advocaat hervatten. Ondanks de bezwaren van haar man gaat ze op zoek naar een nanny. Na een intensieve zoektocht vinden ze in Louise de perfecte oppas, die al snel de harten van de kinderen verovert en een vaste plek inneemt in het gezin. Louise nestelt zich steeds dieper in het huishouden, maar begint ook vreemde trekjes te vertonen. Het ben
Title
Een zachte hand
Author
Leïla Slimani
Translator
Gertrud Maes
Language
Dutch
Original language
French
Original title
Chanson douce
Publisher
Amsterdam: Nieuw Amsterdam, 2017
175 p. (ePub2)
Note
Ook verschenen onder de titel De perfecte oppas
ISBN
9789046822203

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About Leïla Slimani

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Leïla Slimani (born 3 October 1981) is a Franco-Moroccan writer and journalist. She is also a French diplomat in her capacity as the personal representative of the French president Emmanuel Macron to the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie. In 2016 she was awarded the Prix Goncourt for her novel Chanson douce.

Life

Slimani's maternal grandmother Anne Dhobb (née Ruetsch, born 1921) grew up in Alsace. In 1944 she met her future husband Lakhdar Dhobb, a Moroccan colonel in the French Colonial Army, during the liberation of France. After the war she followed him back to Morocco, where they lived in Meknes. Her autobiographical novel was published in 2003; she became the first writer in the family. Her daughter - Slimani's mother - is Béatrice-Najat Dhobb-Slimani, an otolaryngologist, who married the French-educated Moroccan economist Othman Slimani. The couple had three daughters; Le…Read more on Wikipedia