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Every morning, FRANCE 24 speaks to a key business, social or cultural player, or a leading voice in the field of humanitarian action, sport or science. From Monday to Friday at 8.40 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-07-12

British author Adam Biles honours senior citizens with 'fire in their bellies'

"Dazzling". "Scintillating". "Beautifully offbeat". That's just some of the praise Paris-based author Adam Biles soaked up for his début novel "Feeding Time", which was published in 2016. The book, a dark but funny story about a rebellion in a miserable, mismanaged elderly care home, was recently translated into French under the title "Défense de Nourrir les Vieux" ("Do not feed the old people").

The British writer, who also works at iconic Left Bank bookstore Shakespeare & Co, talks to Richelle Harrison Plesse about injecting humour into the characters' grim circumstances and celebrating senior citizens who still have "fire in their bellies".

By Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

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2018-09-24 Perspective

Julien Brave NoiseCat: ‘Pipelines a real threat to First Nations’ way of life’

Canada's oil sands, or tar sands as they are often called represent one of the world’s leading reserves of crude oil. Extracting it is a dirty business heavy in CO2 emissions and...

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2018-09-21 Perspective

Sobel Aziz Ngom: Mentoring the next generation of African leaders and entrepreneurs

Sobel Aziz Ngom is a 28-year-old Senegalese entrepreneur inspiring, educating and mentoring the next generation of African entrepreneurs and leaders by giving them access to...

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2018-09-20 Perspective

Historian Joan Scott: 'Hardline secularism is as bad as hardline Islam'

"Secularism has been used to justify the subordination of women" is the provocative argument at the heart of the latest book by acclaimed cultural historian, scholar and author...

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2018-09-19 Perspective

Polar explorer Sebastian Copeland on the 'urgency' of climate change awareness

"If the poles are melting and if the ice was to be gone, temperatures would be 10°C higher and humanity would not exist". So says world-renowned climate change activist Sebastian...

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2018-09-18 Perspective

Child development: Inside a child's incredible brain

Paediatric neurologist Ghislaine Dehaene has spent much of her life studying the brain capacities of infants. She looks at how babies respond to sights and sounds around them,...

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