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| Octobre 2006
Black France Colonialism, Immigration, and Transnationalism
Edition : Indiana University Press
Pays d’édition : États-Unis
ISBN : 0-253-21881-0
Pages: 328
Parution : 30 Octobre 2006


A dynamic view of the politics of cultural exchange between Africa and France
« [W]ithout a doubt one of the most important studies so far completed on literature in French grounded in the experiences of migrants of sub-Saharan African origin. » -Alec Hargreaves, Florida State University

« A brilliant, innovative, and important contribution to francophone literary studies, immigration and assimilation research, and global popular culture. » -Bennetta Jules-Rosette, University of California, San Diego

France has always hosted a rich and vibrant black presence within its borders. But recent violent events have raised questions about France’s treatment of ethnic minorities. Challenging the identity politics that have set immigrants against the mainstream, Black France explores how black expressive culture has been reformulated as global culture in the multicultural and multinational spaces of France. In this provocative work, Dominic Thomas brings forward questions such as-Why is France a privileged site of civilization? Who is French? Who is an immigrant? Who controls the networks of production? Black France poses an urgently needed reassessment of the French colonial legacy.

African Expressive Cultures
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