Translated by Jane Purrier
Awarded the Horst Bingel Prize 2016 and the Stefan Andres Prize 2017.
A terrifying new era began for Paris and the rest of Europe when the staff of Charlie Hebdo were brutally attacked in 2015, followed by a series of terrorist attacks on Paris that left 130 people dead. The terrorists were born and bred on French soil.
In the media frenzy that followed, Parisian writer Gila Lustiger sought a deeper understanding of the crisis. In this award-winning essay, she explores the historical, political and social conditions that give rise to terrorism and suggests how we might ‘set the world back on course.’