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Memories of Cyprus


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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