'Strijdbaar, scherp en altijd menselijk. In een ambitieuze, veelstemmige roman beschrijft Slimani de pijnlijke ontstaansgeschiedenis van het moderne Marokko' **** de Volkskrant

1946. De jonge, Franse Mathilde valt als een blok voor Amine, een Marokkaanse officier in dienst van het Franse leger. Ze trouwen en vertrekken naar zijn familieboerderij in een klein dorpje, uren ri

Subject
Marokko
Title
Mathilde : roman
Author
Leïla Slimani
Translator
Gertrud Maes
Language
Dutch
Original language
French
Original title
La guerre, la guerre, la guerre
Publisher
[Amsterdam]: Nieuw Amsterdam, 2020
ePub2
Note
Geïnspireerd op Slimani's eigen familiegeschiedenis
ISBN
9789046827017

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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