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Jacques, Paula
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Paula Jacques, French novelist and journalist, was born in Cairo in 1949.  Her family immigrated without her parents to Israel in 1958, along with her two brothers,  during the great expulsion of the Jews under Nasser.  She lived on kibbutz Nahschonim before joining her widowed mother in France in 1961.  She has been involved in French theater, radio, and the press. .  Since 1999, she produces and presents a cultural magazine, Cosmopolitaine, on France Inter. 

 Jacques’ eight novels to date focus exclusively on the Jews of Egypt during their final decades in that count…

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Aimée Israel-Pelletier, “Jacques, Paula”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0011920>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 3120

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