When: 16/06/2010
Where: Spiro Ark Centre
Time: 19.30
Price: £10 (+£1 online booking fee)
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How different are Moroccan-Jewish women from their mothers and grandmothers, and how do they differ from their Muslim counterparts? What are the antagonisms between Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews?

Sarah Lévy, born of an Algerian father and a Moroccan mother and raised in Morocco until her family moved to France when she was 17, is the main character in Baisse les yeux, Sarah, an autobiographical novel by Paule Darmon (1980). In what promises to be a fascinating lecture, Professor Lucille Cairns will examine what it means to be a North African Jewish woman as reflected in the writings of Paule Darmon and other Jewish authors.

Lucille is a Professor in the French Department, School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University. She has published numerous books, articles and chapters in books, most recently on Jewish women writers in French. Her next book, to be published by Legenda in early 2011, is entitled "Post-War Jewish Women's Writing in French".


Accessing the Central Synagogue, 36 Hallam Street, London W1W 6NW is easy by public transport:

London Underground:

Northern and Victoria Lines: Warren Street Station (0.5 mile)

Metropolitan, Circle, District, Hammersmith and City Lines: Great Portland Street Station (0.2 mile)

Bakerloo Line: Regents Park (0.3 mile)

Central, Victoria and Bakerloo Lines: Oxford Circus (0.4 mile)


Nearby bus routes from NW London:

13 to Oxford Circus (plus 0.4 mile walk)

If you come to Oxford st. you can go through the back entrance of John Lewis straight into Harley st. and turn right into New Cavendish St. and you are just in front of the Central Synagogue building on 36 Hallam St.

82 to Blandford Street (plus 0.7 mile walk)





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