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It's summer, revisit you (French) classics!

Any spare time during the summer break? Willing to add the depths of literature to the thrill of fun? Then why not revisiting some French classics... Intofrench has made a short selection of online translated novels that should interest holidaymakers in search of nice reads. Our first author is Alexandre Dumas, the father of serialized novels as famous as "The Three Musketeers", "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "The Man in the Iron Mask". If you prefer fantasy works, you should then turn to Jules Verne, author of the fantastic books such as "From the Earth to the Moon" and "Journey to the Centre of the Earth". And for readers keen on irreverent and savoury renaissance literature, François Rabelais is definitely a must. Try his "Pantagruel" or "Gargantua" to have an idea.

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    Dibuka library - the French information center of Johannesburg

    Dibuka is a multi-media library focussing on France and contemporary francophone culture, the result of a partnership between the French Embassy in South Africa, the French Institute of South Africa and the Alliance française of Johannesburg.The library offers to the general public almost 20 000… Read more
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    Open Book Festival Cape Town | 6-10 Sept

    Open Book Festival at The Fugard Theatre is an annual literary festival, the first of which happened in 2011. The hubs will once again be the Fugard Theatre, The District 6 Museum Homecoming Centre and much-loved indie bookshop, The Book Lounge. The French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), the… Read more
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    Book exhibitions at Dibuka - 14-28 October

    Celebrating 50 years of the famous French publishing house of children's literature, L'école des loisirs, we are showing two concurrent book exhibitions: La fabrication d'un livre and Nos héros préférés. La fabrication d'un livre shows the full creation and printing chain for a book through a… Read more

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