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It's summer, revisit you (French) classics!

Any spare time during the summer break? Willing to add the depths of literature to the thrill of fun? Then why not revisiting some French classics... Intofrench has made a short selection of online translated novels that should interest holidaymakers in search of nice reads. Our first author is Alexandre Dumas, the father of serialized novels as famous as "The Three Musketeers", "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "The Man in the Iron Mask". If you prefer fantasy works, you should then turn to Jules Verne, author of the fantastic books such as "From the Earth to the Moon" and "Journey to the Centre of the Earth". And for readers keen on irreverent and savoury renaissance literature, François Rabelais is definitely a must. Try his "Pantagruel" or "Gargantua" to have an idea.

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    Programme DibuKlub and DibuKids - July to December

    July - December 2019 Dibuka Francophone Multimedia Library at the Alliance Française of Johannesburg This year will be full of exciting events and activities at Dibuka. With movies twice a month on Wednesdays for adults; and storytime, films or activities twice a month on Saturdays for kids, there… Read more
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    Dibuka

    Programme DibuKlub and DibuKids - February to June

    February - June 2019 Dibuka Francophone Multimedia Library at the Alliance Française of Johannesburg This year will be full of exciting events and activities at Dibuka. With movies twice a month on Wednesdays for adults; and storytime, films or activities twice a month on Saturdays for kids, there… Read more
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    Dibuka

    Dibuka Library Festival

    Not your ordinary book festival! 1 – 29 September 2018 Spring is coming! And with it, the Dibuka Library Festival, a new kind of book festival to celebrate Dibuka's new revamping and its 15th birthday. Dibuka Library Festival will run from the 1st to the 29th of September at the newly revamped… Read more

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