Dhriti Gupta

An engineer by profession and a student at the Alliance Française in Chandigarh, Dhriti Gupta is passionate about theatre. The 25-year-old Indian woman won the eloquence competition in Chennai in August 2019 on the theme of inequality. On 17 March, she took part in the "À mots ouverts" eloquence...

Updated on 27/03/2020

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Amen Sodjedo

An accountancy student, nicknamed “the curious child”, Amen Sodjedo is a member of the eloquence and oratory club of the Faculty of Economics and Management at the University of Lomé. In 2019, this 23-year-old Togolese student won the 4th French Language Jousting National Championships and then took...

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Alvaro Crespo Acero

Alvaro Crespo Acero is 18. Currently a student of education, he attended a bilingual high school in Madrid. Winner of the eloquence competition organised in Italy in April 2019, he was supposed to take part in the “À mots ouverts” (“Open Words”) competition at the Institut de France in March.

Updated on 27/03/2020

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Leïla Slimani

Winner of the 2016 Prix Goncourt for her novel Lullaby (“Chanson douce”), Leïla Slimani was appointed a personal representative of the French Head of State as Francophone Affairs Minister in November 2017. Since then the Franco-Moroccan writer has travelled widely to promote the richness of the...

Updated on 16/03/2021

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