For lack of time, lack of energy, lack of desire… How many of us do not find time to read?
And yet, we all know how valuable reading is! Day after day, it brings us joy like no other, opens up unsuspected horizons, teaches us to better understand the world around us. And, because it constitutes a time to oneself, a time stolen from our always busy schedule, from the increasingly present screens, reading gives us back the power over our lives. In one word, reading is a source of happiness that never runs out.
Whether or not we are occasional, habitual or unconditional readers, the goal of the quarter hour of reading is to put reading back at the heart of our daily lives, by making us want to read 15 minutes a day or more! This event is initiated by the National Book Center in France.
On this occasion, we have recorded the reading in Norwegian of the following three texts:
- Veverne fra Thilleux by Indo-Malagasy writer Ari Gautier (read by Bård Kjøge Rønning, translator of the text):
- Excerpts from Riambel by Mauritian writer Priya Hein (read by Frida Lou Mosli-Hernes, student at Valle Hovin vgs highschool in Oslo, and Ragnhild Skogan Mohus, student at Oslo katedralskole high school in Oslo):
- Excerpt from Vakre vidunder by Haitian writer James Noël (read by Synneve Sundby, translator of the book):
On the occasion of the Francophonie month celebrated each year in March, writers Ari Gautier, Priya Hein and James Noël will participate in a literary discussion about Creole literature on March 15th at 6:00 PM at Melahuset in Oslo. Find more information by clicking here!