L'ancétre sur son âne (B2) - Andrée Chedid
Open to all horizons of the Francophonie, the Mondes en VF collection bears witness to literature in touch with the realities of today's world. Personal perspectives - funny, tender or bitter - on our changing worlds, the stories in this collection are all doors to the pleasure of reading in French.
Complete audio recordings are available to download for free on the collection's website http://www.mondesenvf.fr, as well as additional teaching ideas, introductory sheets to facilitate writing workshops in French as a foreign language, resources for vocabulary, information on literary genres, literature by country, resources on specific themes and biographies of the authors to help with study of the texts in the classroom.
Andrée Chedid's stories often look at the fate and fragility of existence. Fortune can happen to those who don't desire it, death can surprise those who are heading for love, those who love each other may want different things. Faced with the unpredictable, the inevitable sometimes, tenderness and solidarity seem the only ramparts. And it is undoubtedly because the French-Lebanese-Egyptian author has always kept so much faith in humanity that his stories never seem desperates but instead resonate with a vibrant optimism.