Fixing France: How to Repair a Broken Republic w/ Nabila Ramdani

17 Nov 2023 – 18:00 GMT
Al Manaar, The Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre
244 Acklam Road
London W10 5YG

Organised by Islamic Courses with the Al Manaar | The Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre.

Join award-winning journalist Nabila Ramdani for the book launch of her latest book, Fixing France: How to Repair a Broken Republic — a close look at the cracks and flaws in the French constitution

About the book

A French-Algerian journalist’s stark critique of her crisis-ridden country—how does France work, how did it get here, and how can it change?

Nabila Ramdani is not from the establishment elite: she is a marginalised insider, born and raised in a neglected Paris suburb. With unflinching clarity, she probes the fault lines of her struggling country, exposing the Fifth Republic as an archaic system which emerged from Algeria’s cataclysmic War of Independence.

Today, a monarchical President Macron shows little interest in democracy, while a far-right party founded by Nazi collaborators threatens to replace him. Segregation, institutionalised rioting, economic injustice, the debasement of women, a monolithic education system, deep-seated racial and religious discrimination, paramilitary policing, terrorism and extremism, and a duplicitous foreign policy all fuel the growing crisis.

Yet Ramdani offers real hope: the broken French Republic can, and must, be fixed.

About the author

Nabila Ramdani is a French author of Algerian descent who works as a journalist, academic and broadcaster. Nabila began her award-winning journalistic career in the BBC Paris Bureau. She has since broadcast for outlets including Sky News, Al Jazeera and CNN, and has written extensively for The GuardianThe Daily MailThe Washington Post and others. Educated at Paris VII University and the London School of Economics (LSE), Nabila has taught at the University of Oxford and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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