Africa and France: Postcolonial Cultures, Migration, and Racism

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Indiana University Press, Mar 20, 2013 - Social Science - 344 pages
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Africa and France reveals how increased control over immigration has changed cultural and social production, especially in theatre, literature, film, and even museum construction. A hated of foreigners, accompanied by new forms of intolerance and racism, has crept from policy into popular expressions of ideas about the postcolony and ethnic minorities. Dominic Thomas’s stimulating and insightful analyses unravel the complex cultural and political realities of longstanding mobility between Africa and Europe and question the attempt at placing strict limits on what it means to be French or European. Thomas offers a sense of what must happen to bring about a renewed sense of integration and global Frenchness.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
The Quai Branly Museum
The National Center for the History
National Identity and the Institutionalization
Africa France and Eurafrica in the TwentyFirst Century
The Marie NDiaye Affair or the Coming of a Postcolonial evoluee
National Literatures World Literature
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Dominic Thomas is Professor of Comparative Literature and French and Francophone Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is author of Nation-Building, Propaganda, and Literature in Francophone Africa (IUP, 2002) and Black France: Colonialism, Immigration, and Transnationalism (IUP, 2007).

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