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Tiens-toi droite

Lucile de Pesloüan

March 2022

ISBN 9782764627099

Both a diary and a time capsule, Tiens-toi droite takes us through a pivotal year in Malou's life: the last year of high school, the year of all the revolts, of her activism awakening, of Oscar's death, her adored cat… The one where she falls in love with Victor, then with Eliza. The one where she wakes up to herself.

As the pages go by, echoes of the works that mark her and the women who inspire her multiply, from her grandmother to Beyoncé, from Autumn Peltier to Hélène Monette. Women who teach her to stand straight "like a beacon in the storm".

In an accessible poetry with an assertive voice, Lucile de Pesloüan confidently claims a better world for the generations that will follow. She skilfully mixes forms to reflect the tensions and contradictions of adolescence. The result is a collection that is both committed and resolutely intimate.

From 12 years old

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On nous demande d’obéir
Les profs les parents les surveillants les hommes politiques
Quand est-ce que je pourrai prendre mes propres décisions
C’est toujours leur école leur maison leur pays
Je voudrais être chez moi quelque part
Fonder mon propre lieu

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