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WM121 Bilingual Books: An Orchestra of Minorities (La Prière des oiseaux) by Chigozie Obioma

  • 12 Mar 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
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WICE Bilingual Book Group

12 MAR 2021

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+02:00)

Spanning continents, traversing the earth and cosmic spaces, this mesmerising epic is a contemporary twist of Homer’s Odyssey. Obioma uses a unique narrative device to weave a story about destiny, determination and the crushing of opportunity. An Orchestra of Minorities is Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma’s second novel to be shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

'This is a book that wrenches the heart with its story of love, migration and inner turmoil, told with remarkable language from start to finish. —Booker Prize 2019 Jury citation.

‘Mythologie igbo et odyssée homérique se mêlent dans La Prière des oiseaux, sublime et foisonnant roman du Nigérian Chigozie Obioma […] un livre sur l’impossibilité de dépasser son destin, sur la folie qu’ont les humains d’aimer et de croire quand tout leur échappe.’ Gladys Marivat, Le Monde des livres

Registrations Open February 13 2020

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