Past Event

Comme nous existons, une expérience autobiographique de la race, de la classe et du genre

April 10, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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East Gallery, Maison Française, Buell Hall

Kaoutar Harchi, in conversation in French with Madeleine Dobie


Kaoutar Harchi, novelist, essayist and literary critic, is the author of novels including L’Ampleur du saccage and Zone cinglée. Her study of Maghrebi writers who publish in French, Je n'ai qu'une langue et ce n'est pas la mienne (Fayard, 2016) will appear in English translation this spring with Liverpool University Press. Concurrently, her memoir Comme nous existons, which recounts her experience of growing up as the child of Moroccan immigrants and navigating the French academic system has just been translated by Emma Ramandan for Other Press under the title As we exist.

Kaoutar Harchi was born in Strasbourg, France, and was a visiting professor at New York University in 2019. She is a sociologist whose work focuses on political relations between speciesism, racism, and sexism in postindustrial societies. 

Madeleine Dobie is Professor and Chair of the French Department at Columbia.