3 October 2016

Laurent Mauvignier: Ce que j'appelle oubli (2011)

In December 2009 twenty-five-year-old Michaël Blaise was killed by security workers in the Part-Dieu branch of Carrefour, Lyon: his crime was to walk into the branch and drink a can of beer. He was led into a small detention room and subjected to violence said by a magistrate in the court case to be totally disproportionate to his offence. His death was by asphixiation: pressure was maintained for some time on his rib cage. Laurent Mauvignier's sixty-two page fictional account of the incident is based on the story, told with great sympathy and very movingly.

My other Mauvignier posts:

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Laurent Mauvignier: Loin d'eux

Laurent Mauvignier: Ceux d'à côté
Laurent Mauvignier: Seuls
Laurent Mauvignier: Continuer
Laurent Mauvignier: Autour du monde

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