Updated: Oct 23
Get to know the Maalouf family -
Salut à tou.te.s,
Big event in the academic world this Summer. The Académie française has elected its new Perpetual Secretary, replacing Hélène Carrère d'Encausse who sadly passed away in August. The winner? The Franco-Lebanese writer Amin Maalouf, who has been one of the "Immortals" for over a decade. And who's he, you ask? This is exactly what we'll discover this week in the group. And if you don't have time to read a whole new book this week, or literature isn't your thing, you're in luck, turns out the nephew, Ibrahim, is a trumpeter, best known for the track "Beirut".
Join us in this week's sessions:
- Tuesday October 3, 2023
- Sunday October 8, 2023
Bonne semaine et à bientôt,
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Word of the week, "Liban", nom masculin
• État d’Asie occidentale ⇄ Lebanon
• Cordage situé au bas d’un filet où sont fixés le lest ou les flotteurs ⇄ lower bolt-rope
- Official website of the Académie française: https://www.academie-francaise.fr/
- Two articles about the relevance of the Académie from TV5 Monde and France Culture: https://information.tv5monde.com/info/l-academie-francaise-doit-elle-representer-la-francophonie-305075 and https://www.franceculture.fr/litterature/lacademie-francaise-sert-elle-encore-a-quelque-chose