4th International Tangiers Book fair
babelmed - 23/02/2005
The fourth edition of the International book fair of Tangiers (Silt - 2005) will be held on February 23-27 on 'The challenges of this century, diversity, singularity and universality".The event is promoted by the French Institute of the North. This year's edition is organized in cooperation with the association 'Tangiers Region Cultural Action', the Superior International Institute of Tourism of Tangiers, the Arab World Institute of Paris, and the Mediterranean Literature Centre of Perpignan. The event will be an occasion for dialogue between populations of the southern and northern shores of the Mediterranean to promote cultural exchanges. Among the numerous personalities that will attend the book fair will be present, Mohamed Harbi, Edgar Morin, Mohamed Arkoun , Abdelwahab Meddeb, Alain Joxe, Edouard Glissant, Malik Ghallab, Robert Solé, Jean Paul Chagnollaud, Driss Chraibi, Kiflé Sélassié, Aïcha Belqaïd, Abderrahim Lamrichi, Soumaya Naâman Guessous, Leila Sebbar, Denis Pryen, Benjamin Stora, Georges Lavaudant, etc..
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the release of his first novel « Le Passé simple » a special event will be dedicated to Driss Chraïbi. Another tribute will be paid to Edmond Charlot, book keeper and publisher, director of the French Cultural Centre of Tangiers from 1973 to 1980, and who had discovered huge talents like Albert Camus.