Carried by writing that is as hard-hitting and incisive as it is tender, where the intimate and the political collide, Sensible is a striking, powerful and humanistic text that gives power to words and hope to younger generations.
Nearly sixty years after Algeria’s independence, Nedjma Kacimi dissects a France that is struggling to recover from the weight of the post-war period and its wounds. With audacity, Sensible puts into perspective the systemic racism and the contemporary and recurrent debates on immigration laying the blame on the underground and insidious continuity of this war. Starting from her belated awareness of the discrimination to which she is subjected, and by a stroll through the recent history of France and its North African population, Nedjma Kacimi conducts an investigation taht goes off the beaten track and weaves links between facts, texts and lives, in order to unravel the root of the evil. If each line is the expression of revolted pain, one can detect at the same time the will for a repairing surgery.