Conference #3 – March 19, 2021

Iman Mersal is a poet and writer, holder of the Camus Chair at Iméra in 2021. In particular, she is the author of the poetic anthology Des choses m’échappé, Sindbad/Actes Sud, 2008; and of the novel, also translated by Richard Jacquemond, Sur les traces d’Anayat Zayyat, for which she received the Sheikh Zayed Book Award in the Literature category; and Richard Jacquemond is professor of Arabic literature at Aix-Marseille University and director of Iremam.

Through the meeting of a poet and her translator, it is a question of exploring the sharing of languages, between Arabic and French, and the sharing of the universal, from the experience of literary translation. Or how to explore the unknown paths of the Arabic language, through translation?

The video is in French.

 “Lifestyle in the Mediterranean” With Iman Mersal and Richard Jacquemond