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Black Market (Marché noir)

CRIME FICTION Resistance and small plates: brand new and never before seen from the queen of gastronomic mystery novels! Winter 1942. The Savoisy family can almost eat their fill thanks to the black market. This precarious equilibrium is upset the day Adrien becomes the object of despicable blackmail to stockpile all the goods keeping him […]

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Black Mass in Naples (KO, vol. 4) (Messe noire à Naples (KO, Tome 4))

CRIME | SUSPENSE | THRILLER Italy Our twins return for an immersion into the heart of the Italian mafia. A child sacrificed during a ritualized crime. A Camorra boss found dead in his bunker. A war of succession declared. In order to protect their client, Kali and Odys will defy the octopus at the foot of […]

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From Resistance to Macron, 1944-today, what happened to the French state? (L’Etat Détricoté. De la Résistance à la République en marche)

ESSAY | HISTORY | POLITICS Through what means did Emmanuel Macron and his movement, En marche, manage to rise to supreme power so quickly, praising a reduced, mobile and less interventionist “government of fight”? Danielle Tartakowsky and Michel Margairaz, both specialists of French contemporary political history, focus on the State and its power since the […]

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Intruders in politics: Women and minorities, domination and resistance (Des intrus en politique. Femmes et minorités : dominations et résistances)

ESSAY | POLITICS We must now pass from a quantitative parity to a qualitative one: to be as numerous no longer holds the same power. From this point forward, we must work on internal hierarchies within major and local political bodies, on the distribution and diversity among our delegations (important functions handed over to men, […]

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The Impossible Consent. Josephine Hugues’ Case (L’impossible consentement: L’Affaire Joséphine Hugues)

ESSAY | TRUE CRIME | HISTORY A real historical journey that allows one to understand how “producing” consent (or refusal) is not a free and isolated decision within one person, but a clustered result of power dynamics among many. 1865, South France, in Guiols, village in Var’s interior. Timothee Castellan is a young ex-worker in […]

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First They Erased Our Names. A Rohingya Speaks Up (D’abord ils ont effacé notre nom. Un Rohingya témoigne)

PERSONAL ACCOUNT “This is my chance to speak for my people, who continue to suffer, but who are voiceless.” — The Guardian The first time a Rohingya speaks up to expose the persecution facing his people Habiburahman was born and raised in a small village somewhere between Rakhine State and Chin State in western Burma. […]

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The Autumnals (Gli autunnali)

A modern treatise of love and today obsessions, set in a beautiful Rome drenched in the colours and the smells of autumn. A man is strolling through the streets of Rome cooing with his lover. A very common scene, except for the fact that this man’s lover is just a “very respectfully” folded picture stowed in […]

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Go You Know Not Where: What if there’s another way of seeing the world? (Va par où tu ne sais pas: et s’il y avait une autre manière de voir le monde ?)

 SOCIETY | SPIRITUALITY This book offers a humanist perspective on some of the greatest concepts of our time! — G. F. Smoot, Nobel Prize in Physics, 2006 An audacious title, a great adventure. — La Provence An initiatory journey to the very heart of science and parallel worlds. In 1996, journalist Laurence de la Baume interviews […]

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Assad

BIOGRAPHY What goes on in the head of Bachar El-Assad? Régis Le Sommier is one of the few journalists to have met the Syrian president several times since the beginning of the Syrian War. – france inter How can a journalist face up to a tyrant? Exclude him from his scope of investigation? Or approach […]

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The Secret Philosophy of Birds (Petite philosophie secrète des oiseaux)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT | WELL-BEING There is a lot we can learn from the birds. Through thirty little lessons of wisdom, inspired from how they live, this book invites us to re-centre our lives and pay closer attention to our natural inner needs. Proving that help sometimes comes from the most unlikely of sources, this lovely […]

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