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The Moral Ambiguities of Survival: Julián Fuks & Mohamed Mbougar Sarr

Originally aired on October 29
Re-release November 30

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Award-winning authors Julián Fuks and Mohamed Mbougar Sarr in conversation discuss various forms of occupation, and the toll of resistance and heroism on the human spirit. With impeccable prose, Fuks exposes the frailty of life, the risk of solitude and the brutality of not belonging, in his novel Occupation (translated to English by Daniel Hahn). Mbougar Sarr’s debut novel, Brotherhood (translated to English by Alexia Trigo), takes readers to the imaginary town of Kalep, where members of a tyrannical regime known as “The Brotherhood” publicly execute two people simply for having loved each other. A brilliant analysis of tyranny and brutality, Brotherhood gives voice to the moral ambiguities of survival under such harrowing conditions.

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This event is generously supported by the French Embassy in Canada. Avec le soutien de l’Ambassade de France au Canada.

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The Moral Ambiguities of Survival: Julián Fuks & Mohamed Mbougar Sarr

Originally aired on October 29
Re-release November 30


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Julián Fuks headshot

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Julián Fuks

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Mohamed Mbougar Sarr

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Timothy Taylor

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