Writer, CNRS Researcher, Equal Opportunity Minister (2005-2007)
Créer dans les marges. Azouz Begag: du gone au ministre, en passant par l’écrivain
November 29, 2012, 5:00 P.M.
The French House, 633 N. Frances Street
Education and Identity Among the Children of Minorities in the French Republic
followed by a screening of Le gone du Chaâba
November 30, 2012, 5:00 P.M.
L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building
Azouz Begag, an internationally acclaimed French writer, has published
more than twenty books, most of which are subject to various problems
faced by the youth of North African origin, caught between two
cultures as well as between tradition and modernism: poverty, racism,
unemployment, self-destruction, and despair. Originally Algerian,
Azouz Begag was born in the suburbs of Lyon in France in 1957. He
holds a PhD in Economics from the University Lyon 2 and leads from the
front three careers: novelist, sociologist and politician. Researcher
at the CNRS and the House of Social and Human Sciences in Lyon since
1980, he is a specialist in socio-urban economy: his work is largely
on the mobility of immigrant populations in urban areas.