Fixing France w/ Nabila Ramdani
French-Algerian journalist, broadcaster and author of Fixing France Nabila Ramdani will be giving a talk to the Professional Algerian Connections and Talent (PACT) Network in the UK as part of a series of events aimed at celebrating successes and unlocking the full potential of Algerians in the UK.
Nabila was born to Algerian parents in a neglected Paris suburb. She will recount her personal story from marginalisation in France to a successful career as an academic, journalist and author in the UK and the US. She will discuss her new book Fixing France and the event will be followed by a book signing session.
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More abut 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.
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 Guardian, The Daily Mail, The 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.