Revisiting Colonialism with Éric Vuillard & Natalya Benkhaled-Vince


In recent years, debates around France’s colonial past have multiplied in the public sphere and literature has played a significant political and critical role to address this legacy. From the Belgian colonisation in Congo (2012) to the Indochina War in An Honourable Exit (2022), Goncourt Prize-winning author Éric Vuillard deconstructs the official versions of History, a history written by the victors. He will discuss how literature aims to illuminate structural inequalities and oppression with Natalya Benkhaled-Vince, historian of the French Empire, decolonisation and post-colonial histories.

Pan McMillan

Related / Latest Publication:
Éric Vuillard, An Honourable Exit (Pan Macmillan, 2023)
6.30pm Les Salons
£9, £7

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Éric Vuillard Natalya Benkhaled-Vince