National Gallery Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957

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02 Nov 2019


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Reimagining characters

Kamel Douad | Singapore Writers Festival

Featuring also  Brittany Cavallaro and Suffian Hakim.

Ever encountered a minor character in a novel and thought about what woud happen if you retold a  story from their perspective? These writers have. Join them in a conversation about the process of reclaiming narratives and how reimagining perspectives can spin a whole worldview on its axis.

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