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Afghanes


2009

Afghanes, 2009

With Bernard Dupaigne
Éditions Gallimard
225 x 285 mm, binded
176 pages

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Afghanes
2009
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With Bernard Dupaigne

'[...] By telling me the stories of their destinies, these women told me about the last twenty-five years of Afghan conflicts: the woman whose husband was executed by Russians; the one who lost hers as a result of American collateral damage; two others whose husbands had died, one killed by the Taliban, the other killed by a rocket set off during the civil war; or else this other woman, separated from her man who is locked up in Guantanamo...

When I returned from Afghanistan, given my intention to publish part of my research in the compilation Femmes du monde, I looked for an expert in this mythical country to proofread my texts, and above all, to stop me from donning the habit of the cliché-dispenser that so irked Claude Lévi-Strauss.

I found this scholar in the person of Bernard Dupaigne, a professor from the ethnology department at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Good thing I did: Bernard was amused, but also, sometimes, annoyed by a few false truths that I allowed to adorn my testimonies, and which the Afghan territory often inspires.

To compose this work specifically on my meetings with Afghan women, this time I asked Bernard to enhance my female portraits with his “age-old” knowledge of this Central Asian land that he has tirelessly explored throughout his life, with his sharp, curious and scientific gaze.'

Titouan Lamazou

Afghanes, 2009

With Bernard Dupaigne
Éditions Gallimard
225 x 285 mm, binded
176 pages

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