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“Une Vague Idee du Paradis” – A Book Conversation with author Pierre Messali

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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The event is co-sponsored by the WBG History TG and WBG Library.

Une Vague Idee du Paradis”, a sentimental thriller, is a fiction novel from the mind of Pierre Messali, a former Public Sector Specialist for the World Bank. It relates the story of a young woman in search for her mother’s identity after the brutal death of her father in Paris. The novel centers on the search for identity and the close relationship between the young woman and her father despite the missing mother, rather than purely focusing on sociology or ethnicity.

About the Author:

Pierre Messali worked as an economist at the World Bank and the Monetary Fund, in Washington, Beirut and Jerusalem. Prior to his retirement, he was Public Sector Specialist for the World Bank.

Moderator:  Xavier de la Renaudiere, former Director for African Affairs from 1984-1987.

Conversation will be held in English and French.


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May 24
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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