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The Story Of Onirikk
Norval Séguin, 15, would like to find a solution to get his father out of the catatonic state in which he is plunged for many years. During a visit to the hospital, Norval meets an eccentric woman, Magdalena, who tells him that his father is a prisoner in the World of Dreams, Onirikk, and that he alone can deliver him from there and save him from his lethargy, But … will he come alive from the territories of Nightmares?
As the last Saïwa, he is the only one who can undertake this epic and perilous adventure!
About The Author
Born on July 30, 1970 in Montreal and graduated from the National School of Humor in 1997, Patrick now teaches there Creativity and Humorous Writing since 10 years. He collaborated with the texts for the shows of the humorist-storyteller Boucar Diouf “L’Africassé-e” and “Pour une raison X ou Y”.
He has been a writer for the program “On Connaît la chanson” at TVA and “Mort de rire” at Vrak TV. He has participated, as a humorist, in galas as much to “Juste Pour Rire” (“Just For Laughs”) as for the “CommediHA!” And the “Comédie Club”. Most recently, he coached people aged 65 to 90 years for the humor show “Les retraités en spectacle”.
He is the inventor of Speed Creating. A creative group technique to optimize ideas and projects. Inspired directly from speed dating, this technique of creativity is adapted to the contemporary way of life: pleasure and speed. The method of speed creating is therefore based on the first ideas that arise, without intellectualizing the whole, and moved by a concern for speed and maximum efficiency.
Patrick Tremblay regularly teaches companies on corporate creativity and his lecture, “L’humour comme associé” (wich means “Humor as a Partner”). He is the inventor of Cré-O-Nirik: a non-competitive, interactive and collaborative teaching card game that stimulates imagination and creativity.
Today we make a Zoom on Morgyane Kiinzah, author of Engrenages (Gears), published by Lysons since February 15, 2017.
She lent herself to the game of 7 questions we asked her so that you can know her more!
1 / How did you get the idea to write Gears and why?
Gears is the fruit of a promise made, it is the respect of a given word. I have traveled a lot and I have also had several meetings but there are some meetings that are jostling your whole existence and Gears was born in this way.
God does not do anything at random as it is said: he has therefore put on my way beautiful people at the right time, and since: Engrenages is slowly but surely following his destiny.
2 / What is true and what is romanticized in Gears?
Gears is a chain of events, a link that links the heroine to all the other girls in the novel and they can not be dissociated.
Everything is true, every event related is real to one difference: I deliberately chose to write the end as I wrote it in order to draw the alarm bell on these anonymous dramas. Domestic violence is becoming more frequent; they continue to grow with their share of tragedies. Clandestine immigration: we talk about it all the time, but we never speak, if not very rarely, of its undercurrents, its tragedies that live foreign people in an irregular situation.
3 / To write to you, it is …to exist, to hope is to heal evils, to live.
4 / What do you have in common with the heroine of your novel, Kafue?
(Laughs …)We may think that we are naive, but we have just a heart and soul of a child. We know how to see the good side in every being that destiny puts on our way.
We are persistent and determined and can rise when we fall. We do not make failure a weakness but a weapon that forges us and rebuilds us.
5 / If you could stop one or more gears other than those described in your novel, what would they be?I would like to answer this question but it would announce immediately and in a rather hasty way the colors of my next novel.
Will we discuss it again? Promised!(Laughs …)
6 / You have made a career in music, if you were to attribute a musical genre to Gears, what would it be and why?
I wrote a song that bears the name of the heroine of Gears: “Kafue.”
Everything started from there, in reality. Before writing Engrenages, I thought of denouncing these plagues in song. And it is rather soft and calm, transposed in a contemporary way, as I like. Gears would thus be in the image of ” Timbuktu Fasso ” of Fatoumata Diawara.
7 / In life, what are the three things that matter most to you?
I give a great respect and a place of choice to the Divine Creator.
It is quite personal, but often incomprehensible to some of my relationship with this Supreme Goodness. But for me and my family members: she does great things.
If I must therefore cite three “things” which are dear to my heart, I will say:
- The family,
- The friends.Thank you all.Thank you for your support.
Interview carried out on August 14, 2017 by Leandro De Carvalho for Lysons éditions. Thanks to Morgyane Kiinzah for answering our questions!
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Here you are propelled into a strange place where mysterious horsemen attack a village. Fortunately, you save a little girl in their hands.
The next day, when you wake up, you are at home, breathless, of course, but in your bed. While you enjoy your Sunday rest, you take a book that, to your surprise, traces the outline of your dream.
A question arises to you as Sokorie’s story takes you to the kingdom of Aldamar: “Was this a dream? “
There is only one way of knowing it: to shut up in a double turn and devour this story.
You will be a reader, actor … maybe dreamer? Now that you’ve started reading, it’s time for you to find out!
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Zoom on the novel
Even the most reluctant to read one day had a novel in his hands. Whether it is because of a reading imposed by the school or any other occasion. Indeed, the novel is the most widely read genre in France. But, what exactly is a novel?
It is a literary genre, characterized by a fictional narrative, and which has multiple subgenres (fantasy, detective, science fiction …).
Origins of the novel
The term “novel” (Latin vulgar) means a Romanic translation of a text written in Latin. French literature born of the Strasbourg Oath, first text written in “novel”. This pact (of legal value) between the grandsons of Charlemagne was written in 842. Before that date, all the texts were written in Latin.
In the Middle Ages, in the twelfth century, the novel was written in verse. He thus evokes, through stories fabulous and close to the epic, the questions that concern most people at the time. In the 13th century, the worms became proses in the adventures of Lancelot du Lac. From this point on, the novel genre really develops.
The novel knows its hours of glory since the nineteenth century, whether historical, adventure, science fiction …
“Reading a novel throws light on life.” (Louis Aragon)
See you soon for a new “Zoom on …”
Maud Wlek, author of Nayra available on lysonseditions.com
The story of Kafue
Gears tells the story of Kafue. Do we really have to take our destiny into our hands, when this one seems to have escaped us? Are there only happy chances? How can we keep the reason when love knocks at the door of our hearts? How do we manage to lower our guard, to forget so quickly our convictions, our feline instinct and the strength that characterize us, when we fall in love?
Is Africa only that rickety child, described by many, that only the nourishing hand of Europe can cure?
All the answers to these many questions in Gears: a black novel inspired by real facts that retraces the journey of an African youth, very fascinated by the lights of Europe. In her quest for romance, Kafue, a beautiful young Beninese full of dreams and elves sees her life rocking after a meeting she believed idyllic.
About the Author
(Diane Morgyane Fadonougbo)
Morgyane Kiinzah, born on May 26, 1985 in Porto-Novo, Benin, was born in Porto-Novo in the Republic of Benin. He graduated from the University of Abomey-Calavi with a BA in literature before pursuing a postgraduate degree in Linguistics and Communication. She quickly began an artistic career in music; she released her first title in 2008, entitled “Pearl of Ebony”, a hymn to the African woman. The following year, she continued with her first album called Noudehouenou, comprising eleven musical tracks. Morgyane Kiinzah met a real success; his album is rewarded by no less than twelve national and international trophies. In 2012, his second album was born under the title of Zaakin.
She is very concerned about the future of her loved ones and her colleagues living in Africa, partly because of the tragedies linked to immigration. The author aspires to raise awareness of the risks and dangers faced by those who are enrolled in unscrupulous systems. She acknowledges her commitment by writing her first book: Gears.
An emotional shock book written like a cry of alarm, as a deep desire to protect humanity from the dreams that it is better sometimes to abort if these imply to leave there its freedom, even its life.
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Today, we meet for a new series of articles: “Zoom on…”. Regularly, “Zoom on…” will make a quick point on a topic related to literature. And I decided to start with the one who carries the novel throughout the chapters: the hero.
The hero or the “super” hero
The hero – as we understand him today – is a human or supernatural person, showing courage and self-denial. He is distinguished from the ancient hero, whose etymological definition describes him as a demigod.
It is mainly from the nineteenth century that the hero became more realistic.
Indeed, he no longer possesses the nobility or the glorious side of ancient and medieval heroes. On the contrary, his journey, full of feelings, could be that of the reader. It is in this that it is appreciated. It is realistic, even ordinary.
Through its history, it is easy to identify with him, according to its progress, its reflections, its doubts.
Depending on the genre of the novel, the hero will embody our desire for exploration, social ascension or will be subjected to the throes of passion.
The hero in literature unconsciously awakens the one who is dormant in us.
It’s never too late to let him express himself, and who knows, you could one day be the one who gave inspiration to an author who, in turn, breathed life into a hero through Literature !
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Article written by Maud Wlek, author of Nayra.
An Icon Of American Literature
Jack Kerouac. The first time I saw the name of this writer I knew nothing about him, it was a few years ago in the memoirs of a famous Montana author. He was referring to Jack Kerouac as an icon of American literature, and I was surprised that a family name with such Breton resonance could associate with America.
A few days later I was in my hands. On the road, the Beat Generation’s leading book, realizing with enthusiasm that I had just found the kind of literature I had been waiting for. Long descriptions of landscapes, a style of spontaneous writing mixed with great lyricism where travel also rhymes with melancholy. The fact that this icon of literature is as Breton, as I am, being the icing on the cake.
He is considered one of the most important American authors of the 20th century. His style of writing has inspired American singers Tom Waits and Bob Dylan.
On the road, his most famous novel is an ode to the great outdoors, to the epic adventure towards the west, and to the discovery of new worlds.
The Truth About Its Origins
Breton origins that the writer has long sought to understand and document throughout his life in particular in 1965 where, a few years before his death, he visited the city of BREST after having found in the National Archives of thin information about his ancestor Maurice -Louis Le Bris de Kervoac. Information that unfortunately will not suffice to shed light on its history.
The surname of his ancestor is actually Urbain-François Le Bihan de Kervoac.
Son of notaries from Huelgoat, who, targeted by justice for charges of thefts, decides to go into exile in Quebec. An ancestor who, to protect himself from justice, will constantly hide his true identity, thus preventing the writer from pinpointing his genealogy.
His demons and successes
In 1946, his father died and took refuge in books. His writings became increasingly autobiographical and he worked frantically on the tapestry of On the Road, from his numerous notebooks of preparatory notes. This “introspective writing leads him to wonder about the foundations of his evil of life” and Kerouac realizes that he has “a subconscious desire to fail, a kind of wish of death. “
Having problems with alcohol and drugs, during 10 years his writings will be refused by the publishing houses. His income became very low and his addiction to alcohol and amphetamines reached a climax. He plans to stop writing several times, in vain.
In 1955, in San Francisco, Kerouac made an important encounter: Gary Snyder, an enthusiast of hiking and Japanese philosophy. The two men, accompanied by a bookseller, John Montgomery, make an expedition at an altitude of 3600 meters to the peak of Matterhorn. Kerouac is introduced to meditation and haiku, short Japanese poems that evoke a feeling, a situation, an atmosphere. The encounter with himself and with the simplicity, the absence of excesses and drugs or alcohol makes Kerouac decide to begin a “new life”.
2 years later, his novel On the Road is published and the success is immediate. According to the poet Kenneth Rexroth, he is even “the most famous author in America.“
At the end of his life, covered with debts, Urbain-Francois Le Bihan of Kervoac died leaving a wife and three children who fathered the descendants of Jack Kerouac among them Jean Baptiste Kerouac, French-Canadian grandfather of Jack Kerouac who emigrates In the USA, thus making his grandson the most Breton American writers.
In 2012, the Brazilian film-event Walter Salles, produced by Francis Ford Coppola, is presented in official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, the first exhibition in France of the original text of the mythical On The Road. Reclus of the world and without a penny, but with an archive that will be valued at more than 10 million euros …
In spite of his demons and though he died prematurely due to his excesses, Jack Kerouac brilliantly succeeded in impressing minds by his genius and inspiring positively many people on his way, beyond the origins and the borders…
Article written by Jude Castel, author of destination and wandering.
In Novam Elpis, Églantine, the one that everybody nicknames “Little red riding hood”, is chased away outside its village further to terrible rumors on its subject. Convinced that the girl is at the origin of the reappearance of wolves within the lands of Iterum Mundi, a real witch-hunt gets organized so that the quiet reign again.
Églantine so leaves exploring neighborhood, unknowns of the villagers. She discovers a rich and wonderful universe in which it will find its origins and will have for mission to tame the wolves which had disappeared for a long time! A quest to restore the order and the truth makes a commitment through a journey which will bring her the answers wich she settles on the life and its existence.
Leandro De Carvalho revisits the famous tale and reveals in this version the origins of Little Red Riding Hood since its birth until the tale of Charles Perrault!
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