For International Women’s Day on March 8, the Canadian Cultural Centre invites you to a literary conversation with Canadian author Martine Delvaux to mark the launch in France of Le monde est à toi and Pompières et pyromanes: two books dedicated to her daughter and published by Les Avrils.
Seen as a provocative author by some, or as a role model by others, Martine Delvaux leaves no one indifferent. In recent years, the essayist, novelist and professor of Canadian literature has established herself as a key feminist figure in Canada with powerful books as Le boys club (Éditions Payot) and Thelma, Louise et moi (Éditions Heliotrope).
In Le monde est à toi, published in 2017 in Canada, Martine Delvaux questions the relationship she has with her daughter, and reflects on the feminism that lies in her maternal love. When her book full of hope was published, her daughter was 14 years old.
Pompières et pyromanes, published in Canada in 2021, paints a very different picture. As the future looks bleak with the climate crisis, Martine Delvaux refuses to give up and chooses to endorse the fight led by her daughter’s generation. Now 18 years old, she is standing up to decision-makers and forcefully demanding the protection of life on Earth.
The conversation will be moderated by Sophie Quetteville and will be followed by a book-signing in collaboration with the Librairie du Québec in Paris.