A Conversation with Lilian Thuram

A Conversation With Lilian Thuram

The Scotland's National Centre for Languages invites you for an unique opportunity to hear from Anti-racism campaigner and World Cup Winning footballer with live Q&A.

Thursday 10th June, 5.15pm (please note that this event will take place on Zoom).

This event marks the launch of My Black Stars, a translation of Lilian Thuram’s bestselling 2010 volume, Mes Etoiles Noires, which finally brings his ground-breaking anti-racism work to the attention of an English-language audience. At a time when the Black Lives Matters movement has reminded us of the need to tell more complex stories about our shared past, this volume constitutes a timely intervention by a prominent black sporting figure.

The conversation will take place mainly in French (with simultaneous interpreting provided) and there will be an opportunity to submit questions in advance or during the event. A lucky audience member will also win a signed copy of My Black Stars!

About Lilian Thuram

Lilian Thuram was born in Guadeloupe in 1972. In 2008, he created a Foundation for Education against Racism, and he is author of several books, including: Mes Etoiles noires (2010), which won the Seligmann Prize for anti-racism, Manifeste pour l’égalité (2012), Notre histoire (2014 & 2016), La Pensée blanche (2020). In an earlier life, he enjoyed a highly successful football career, winning the World Cup (1998) and the European Championship (2000). My Black Stars was written in collaboration with Bernard Fillaire.

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