Close reading: ' Habiter la mélancolie '
Let's begin our cycle of close reading with Celestina Jorge Vindes. She will share with us texts that challenge us to dream up the world, to nourish hope in the face of melancholy.
Is reading really a solitary activity?
This series proves the contrary. During these close reading sessions, the moderator will read a selection of literary extracts out loud. The participants will then be invited to react, if they wish to, to the content, the stories, the style. The moderator will animate the discussion and share her perspective on the questions raised.
And because current events once more show how our lack of knowledge about the other and their story inevitably leads to tragedy, we have asked our different partners to introduce us to their libraries, to take us off the beaten path. The selected texts and authors will turn the spotlight on stories and narratives that can help us to interpret the mechanisms of power and in so doing to fight them.
Celestina Jorge Vindes
Our first close-reading session will take place on Thursday 2 July with bookseller Celestina Jorge Vindes, from Pépite Blues, a bookshop that highlights Afro literatures from around the world. Celestina Jorge Vindes will share with us texts that challenge us to dream up the world, to nourish hope in the face of melancholy. She will explore this question through a number of poems.