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The French-moroccan author Leïla Slimani wins the Goncourt Prize

Thursday, 03 November 2016

Moroccan-French author Leila Slimani’s Chanson douce (Sweet Song) has won « le Prix Goucourt », France’s most prominent literary prize, thursday 3 november 2016.

« Une Chanson douce », is the story of a murder that focuses on Miriam, mother of two, who goes back to work as a lawyer, and Louise, the family’s working-class nanny. The novel is » meant to be a sort « of excavation of class and cultural prejudice ».

Leïla Slimani (35) is born in Rabat. She left the Kingdom’s capital at the age of 18 to study political sciences at Sciences-Po Paris. She bagan working as a journalist for Jeune Afrique on north african issues in 2008.

The French Moroccan author published her first novel, « In the Garden of the Ogre » (2014) a story about feminin sexual addiction and won for that book the Morocco’s Mamounia Prize.  


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