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Leila Slimani

Le pays des autres


« “Ici, c’est comme ça.”
Cette phrase, elle l’entendrait souvent. À cet instant précis, elle comprit qu’elle était une étrangère, une femme, une épouse, un être à la merci des autres. »

En 1944, Mathilde tombe amoureuse d’Amine, un Marocain venu combattre dans l’armée française. Rêvant de quitter son Alsace natale, la jeune femme s’installe avec lui à Meknès pour y fonder une famille. Mais les désillusions s’accumulent : le manque d’argent, le racisme et les humiliations fragilisent leur couple. Dans ce pays ambivalent, qui réclame une indépendance que les hommes refusent pourtant aux femmes, Mathilde réussira-t-elle à poursuivre sa quête de liberté sans heurter ceux qu’elle aime ?

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2021
Publisher: Gallimard
Pages: 416
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782072923470
ISBN 10: 2072923476

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Le pays des autres