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Storytelling, politics and sex at the Shakespeare and Company festival

Storytelling, politics and sex at the Shakespeare and Company festival
 
Tony Cross

Paris's Shakespeare and Company bookshop held a literary festival over the weekend. This year's theme was storytelling and politics. Novelists Will Self, Philip Pullman and Martin Amis talk to RFI about politics, religion and sex, while Fatima Bhutto and Emma Larkin describe writing about repressive regimes such as Pakistan and Burma.

  • Demand outpaces supply in Paris housing market

    Demand outpaces supply in Paris housing market

    Housing remains an ongoing issue in France. The French government recently announced plans to double the amount of student housing in the next few years, to reach …

  • Artists, curators protest at culture cuts

    Artists, curators protest at culture cuts

    The exhibition Manet, the Man Who Invented Modern Art at Paris's Musée d'Orsay is expected to pack in the crowds. But French curators and artists complain that …

  • French state resists Muslims' calls to police halal fraud

    French state resists Muslims' calls to police halal fraud

    As France's ruling party debates secularism, Muslim groups are calling on the state to introduce rules to stamp out fraud involving sloppy halal practices. But inspectors  …

  • Muslims study French secularism

    Muslims study French secularism

    A France's ruling UMP debates secularism, a group of French Muslims study the French tradition of separating religion and the state. 

  • French anti-racist watchdog swallowed by Rights Defender

    French anti-racist watchdog swallowed by Rights Defender

    The fight against racial discrimination in France is far from won, many campaigners say, but the country's official watchdog is being wound up and its duties taken over …

  • Debate on Islam divides Sarkozy's party

    Debate on Islam divides Sarkozy's party

    After polling badly in last weekend's local elections, Nicholas Sarkozy's ruling UMP party is divided over a proposed debate on secularism - or laicité. It is …

  • Is the extreme right on the rise in France?

    Is the extreme right on the rise in France?

    After they polled at 15 per cent in the first round of last weekend's cantonal elections, all eyes were on how the far-right National Front party would do in the second …

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