When the current French president first came to power, Leïla Slimani was one of his advisers. The French media reported that she was offered the position of Minister of Culture, but refused. Through her writing, the Moroccan author has worked for women's rights in France and in her home country. Essentially, Slimani represents for many people a new generation of intellectuals in the Francophonic world. How does she balance her political position with her own writing? And how does she look at the ‘official’ France that she represents? These are some of the questions Leïla Slimani addresses in the conversation with author, editor and critic John Freeman.
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