- 2 years ago
Catch up on an event which took place at the Institut français on the 24th of June 2015.
Winner of the Goncourt Prize for First Novel, 'The Meursault Investigation' is an attempt to do justice to ‘the Arab’ killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus’s classic novel, 'L'Etranger' (The Stranger, 1942).
The pannel discussion explores the questions raised by Kamel Daoud's book, such as Arab identity, the disastrous effects of colonialism in Algeria and Camus’s literary legacy.
Here are some extracts from 'The Meursault Investigation', followed by a discussion.