‘Zimma’ by Ismael Diaidé Haïdara in Tres con libros Book Club
to 27/05/2015 From 00:00
The Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation will continue its book club sessions with the latest work by Ismaël Diadié Haïdara, ‘Zimma’.
‘Zimma’, edited by Vaso Roto, is a philosophical tale where Diadié pays tribute to the oral traditions of nomad people in North Africa and the coast of Niger. The main characters in the tales are fantasy creatures, animals or people. They become a tool to transfer life experiences in the way of traditional African masters.
Ismaël Diadié Haïdara
He was born in Timbuktu (15th of March 1957) into the Kati family, whose founder, Mahmud Kati (Arkoya, 1593), was the son of Ali b. Ziyad al-Quti of Toledo and princess Kadiya Sila, niece of Sunni King, Ali el Grande (1592) and big sister of Songhay Emperor Askia Muhammad Sila (1528).
Diadié is currently the patriarch of the Kati family, president of the Mahmud Kati Foundation and director of the Kati Stock Library in Timbuktu.
From 4th to 8th May 2015
Tres con libros book club members can pick up their copy of the novel from the Three Cultures library.
Friday, 8th May 2015
20.00h. Presentation of ‘Zimma’.
Seville Book Fair. Apeadero auditorium.
Wednesday, 27th May 2015
19.00 h. Book discussion and exchange of ideas.
* Dates subject to modification depending on the Book Club’s needs.
This book presentation will be part of the side cultural activities organised within the CUDEMA 2 project, coinciding with the Cultural Diversity Month.