Post-Post-colonialism

It is not so strange that we still see today the repercussions of colonialism, which, during the last century, defined the relationship between the so-called first and third worlds. These ripple effects have been clearly represented in postcolonial art. Languages such as English and French became battle zones for history. In recent years, we have seen that this tradition has expanded further, through new narrative inputs, creating what we, for want of a better phrase, must refer to as post-post-colonial art. This is a field which has become defined by third-generation narratives and "secondary character narratives". This last genre can be exemplified by Kamel Daoud's book The Meursault Investigation, which takes for its story The Stranger by Camus, only it is told from the perspective of the brother, Haroun, to the nameless Arab, whose murder starts off this classic. Alice Zeniter’s L'Art de Perdre also has its roots in colonial Algerian history, even though it is set in contemporary France. The conversation between Alice Zeniter and Kamel Daoud will be about their personal experience of major world events and the struggle to take back these stories. The conversation is moderated by Synneve Sundby.