Metaphor, Making and Meaning
Kamel Daoud | Singapore Writers Festival
Featuring also Linda Collins and Amanda Lee Koe.
This conversation zooms in on the use of metaphors in fiction and creative non-fiction. How do metaphors allow writers to provide clarity or identify similarities across ideas ? Is all language itself in essence metaphorical, and if so, what is the role of the writer in meaning-making ?
Kamel Daoud is an Algerian writer and journalist who won the 2013 Goncourt for his novel The Meursault Investigation, as well as the Prix François Mauriac and the Prix des Cinq Continents for Francophone writing. The novel was also shortlisted for the Renaudot.
Daoud, one of Algeria’s best-known intellectual voices, has attracted attention for his pronounced criticism of repressive morality in Islamic societies and the political instrumentalization of Islam.
The annual Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) returns from 1st to 10th November with the theme “A Language of Our Own”. This year’s festival seeks to explore the role of language in the formation of identities and communities through panel discussions, workshops, performances, films and talks featuring writers and speakers.
Festival Pass: $25