Littérature jeunesse et diversité : pour tous les enfants, vraiment ? (1)

Lors de mon premier salon du livre, j’étais en charge d’un stand jeunesse, allant de 3 à 8 ans. Si une majorité de rose surpeuplait la table quand il s’agissait de viser de jeunes filles, l’uniformité des différents enfants héros … Continue reading

Bookfair, publishing, and new category [Eng]

Hey there !

Those last days were crazy, so I take this time for giving you some news. I don’t know necessarily where to start, so let’s make a list:

  • Editorial blog : It turned out my blog became more and more involved in some specific topics, and sometimes I am wondering if there is still a place here for my personnal daily posts. It gets more professional but I still feel this blog will remain mine if I am able to keep this kind of post available. However, I see my blog more as an editorial project than ever ! There is now an e-mail adress if you want to contact me, and I updated the “About” page, so check this out 😉
  • National Bookfair of Paris: every year, I dream to go to the National Bookfair of Paris, THE place to be for those who want to meet their favorite authors, publishers, assisting to conference, getting autographs, discovering new books etc. I already went to the Bookfair of Brive, but this year will continue as good as it started : I will be at the National Bookfair of Paris with the greatest bookshop’s team of France and the publisher of Toni Morrison’s books in french, Editions 10-18.  It’s so crazy, and I just can’t wait to be there.

    All started with Twitter, and now I will have my pass as an intern at this great event. One day, I will probably write an article about tips I find out, by and by. But let’s see how it goes first. I am superstitious, you know that.

  • Roots&Inspiration, new category ! I planned it for a long, long, long time.  I came up with a new bilingual project , “Roots&Inspiration” which will point out artistic and inspirational project of ethnic communities (so, not only afro, of course!) : through portraits of interesting and inspirationnal profiles, I hope to underline the diversity of creation and its several origins. Art, entrepreneurship, music, website…everything !So if you want to let me know your project, send me a mail to[at] If you feel that ethnic culture, origins and creation are part of your work, or if you have questions about it, ask me ! 🙂
  • Google’s innovation : I couldn’t end this post without talking about this new innovation. Google is seriously freaking me out: it literally realized an e-book, as a substitute to paper book, taking into consideration the important of the use (manner to hold a book, sliding pages).
    Innovation is in this way to insert in people’s habits: like Facebook which became a part of our lifestyle, our habits concerning books are corresponding to a way of use. In France, and mainly in Europe, resistance to reader and tablet were sometimes justified by that, so Google’s e-book gets closer to our habits. Very interesting.

livre numerique : comment tourner les pages from zaouaikarim on Vimeo.

My life fits in a box

You probably thought I disappeared ? I thought too.

Among empty boxes, I put a little bit of myself in all of them : Time to leave, guys ! But I’m not as sad as I was few days before. I realized all the goods things which are coming and when I see my roomate so happy to go back to USA, I finally think that I should be optimistic.

Why that ? Because my trip is not over. I will go to Roma with my best friend during five days – travel posts coming soon ! stay tuned -, then a big internship is waiting for me in Paris where I will spend my summer.

Many differents places, different kind of trips where I will plant my roots further.  So, for now, I am quite excited because, what I called “coming back”, is not as static as I believed.

Packaging all these memories shows me how much I lived, ate, drank this wonderful experience ! And it woudn’t be so amazing if there was no end to it. I hear my friends seriously planning to live here in the future, what permits to me to know what kind of person I am.

I would be tempted to live one per one year in different countries, I need to experience other places. I don’t know if I purchase the idyllic city, the one which will give me the envy to settle down – for now, only Stockholm and Liverpool approached my traveller’s soul.

What I know is I will escape, as much as I can, the static and reductive “coming back”.