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We Still Have Words by Georges Salines, Azdyne Amimour

We Still Have Words

Georges Salines, Azdyne Amimour

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Imprint: Scribner UK
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication date: 12 Nov 2020
ISBN: 9781471196768

Georges Salines lost his daughter Lola in the attack on the Bataclan Theatre in Paris on 13th November 2015. Azdyne Amimour lost his son. Both were aged 28. Lola was one of the 90 victims, Amimour's son one of the attackers. From his meeting with Azdyne Amimour, an unprecedented dialogue emerged.

4 stars out of 5
Agnes Poirier
16 Nov 2020

"Their conversation makes a powerful book"

Georges Salines and Azdyne Amimour both lost a child in the Paris attacks of 13 November 2015. Salines’s daughter, Lola, and Amimour’s son, Samy, were at the Bataclan concert hall that night. One was killed, the other was one of the killers, who blew himself up at the scene. Both were 28 and compatriots.... We Still Have Words is at its most powerful when both fathers tell each other their family stories: how they met their wives, how they became a family, each with three children. Both men are Mediterranean, Salines from Sète in the Pyrenees, Amimour from Annaba in Algeria; both are warm and share a very French fraternity despite the circumstances.