Fixing France w/ Nabila Ramdani

9 Jul 2024 – 17.30-19.00 (Paris time)
The Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore
11 rue de Médicis Paris 75006
Opposite Jardin du Luxembourg,
Métro Odéon,
RER B Luxembourg

Join French-Algerian journalist, Nabila Ramdani, as she discusses her timely new book, Fixing France: How to Repair a Broken Republic. Nabila’s talk will spark crucial dialogue about the future trajectory of the French Republic, following one of the most divisive parliamentary elections ever.

The event is organised by The Anglo-American Press Association of Paris (AAPA) and will be moderated by Eleanor Beardsley, Paris Correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR).

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About the book

France—the romanticised, revolutionary land of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity for all—is failing. Reform is urgently needed. This book is a powerful indictment of the status quo, and a highly original perspective on the challenges to which the nation must rise.

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.Fixing France cover

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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