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In Oran, a peace told from childhood

The « Little Reader » organizes the 9th edition of the stories Festival

Capture d’écran 2015-04-01 à 17.30.47In 2014 « The little reader » had celebrated the diversity of stories that are told around the world with a Festival  dealing with « stories at the crossroads of cultures ». In 2015, the 9th edition of the Festival is emphasizing peace. As in 2014, most story tellers come from Mediterranean countries, and some of them come from Sub-Saharan Africa or Latin America. In addition to partnerships with Oran French Institute, COBIAC, PACA Region, many associations and cultural centres from Oran, Algeria and abroad cooperates with the Festival.

From 16 to 20 March about 30 places pay tribute to oral tradition in order to feed Oran people ears, whether young or old, with dreams, quotes, jokes, symbols and appetizing words in colourful accents. This year, stories are coming from Congo, Cuba, France, Egypt, Switzerland, Tunisia and different regions of Algeria… to meet the audience in Arabic, Tamazight, French, Italian, Spanish.

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As a mock11032750_950110081675076_5331291016332767129_nery of current events, Goha, Scheherazade, Grimm, Amrouche and many others are invited to proclaim the universal question of living together and the many answers to invent. A special recognition is given to women and especially to Assia Djebar, a major figure of Algerian literature.

Tolerance and peace are told in many styles : from farce to fantasy, from epic to daily stories, from life stories to traditional fairy tales. Like troubadours, story tellers share their words in famous or unusual places : schools, cultural centres, associations, coffees, tramways or during a commentated walk. Thanks to « the Little reader », the whole city beats in tune with « the palaver tree ».Capture d’écran 2015-04-01 à 17.35.18