The price we pay
Kamel Douad | Singapore Writers Festival
Progress can be a cruel reality for those left behind. Three writers share their experiences with the loss of cultural heritage and speak about trying to balance the need for development against keeping our communities intact.
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