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Memories of Cyprus

2021-05-15T02:22:57.925Z

Sophie Makariou, president of the Guimet museum, publishes Le Partition d'Orient, an intimate and worried story about the Islamic East.



The promotion of his book,

Le Partage d'Orient

, was halted at the beginning of April.

Since then, we have understood that Sophie Makariou, director of the National Museum of Asian Arts-Guimet, was in the race for the presidency of the Louvre.

It doesn't matter what media silence it has imposed on itself so as not to confuse the messages: this intimate and very well-written book can be read in one go, with or without text explanations.

It tells a personal and very universal story, that of belonging to a double culture.

Daughter of a Breton woman and a Cypriot, who became French in 1956, Sophie Makariou considers that she was

"born in Cyprus in 1973"

at the age of 7.

During a first stay with the paternal family, she meets the colors, flavors, light and

"the intoxication of another world"

, which she will love madly.

But a year later, war and

"panic-stricken pain"

entered his life, and especially that of his father who would never recover.

Until then populated by two communities,

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Source: lefigaro

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