Literary event “Je viens de loin, j’écris en français” with Shumona Sinha


May 30, 2020    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Type

[su_divider top=”no” divider_color=”#f1f1f1″ link_color=”#ffffff” size=”5″]In partnership with the Alliance française in India and the Institut Français in Paris and in India, the next edition of “Je viens de loins, j’écris en français” will be held on Saturday the 30th of May at 4pm (Paris time) / 7.30pm (Delhi time) with our guest Shumona Sinha.

Born in Calcutta, living in Paris since 2001 and French citizen for the past 10 years, Shumona Sinha considers French language to be her nation rather than India or France. In her last book, Le testament russe, released in March 2020 at Gallimard edition, she expresses her passion for Russian literature and invites us on Tania and Adel’s journey between Bengal and the Soviet Union.

Initiated in 2017, Je viens de loin, j’écris en français events from the Alliance française de Paris Île-de-France invite authors (writers, directors, comics writers…) coming from abroad and who chose the French language to express themselves.

Bernard Magnier explores his guests’ universe through their writing journey, their creation process, their relationship with the French language or their mother tongue, and their personal anecdotes. Journalist, publisher and renowned expert on francophone literatures, Bernard Magnier plans and hosts this events with finesse, sincerity and sagacity.

In May 2020, it is online that these events keep on introducing you to some of the greatest francophone authors. For this special edition, Christine Cornet will join Bernard Magnier and co-host the event.

This new online edition of “Je viens de loin, j’écris en français” is the opportunity to discuss once more this author’s vision on the French language, as well as the notions of journey, exile and origins, through her personal path, with which you will certainly relate.

Literary event: “Je viens de loin, j’écris en français”

Guest: Shumona Sinha

When: Saturday May 30th, 2020, at 4pm (Paris time) / 7.30pm (Delhi time)

Discussion in French (Minimum B1 Level Proficiency)

FREE and open to all!


Explore the past editions of “Je viens de loin, j’écris en français” on the Alliance française Paris’ Youtube channel