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Title: The Emergence of a Black France, 1985–2015: History, Race and Identity
Authors: Murphy, David
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Issue Date: 1-Nov-2015
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Citation: Murphy D (2015) The Emergence of a Black France, 1985–2015: History, Race and Identity, Nottingham French Studies, 54 (3), pp. 238-252.
Abstract: The notion of a ‘France arabe’ has long had political and cultural currency – and was clearly at the heart ofLe Figaro magazine's alarmist front cover back in 1985 – but that of ‘la France noire’ is still relatively new. The article explores why ‘Black France’ has become a common popular and critical term over the past decade. In addition, it examines some of the main arguments that have come to underpin discussion of ‘black’ questions in France, exploring the parameters of the ‘black debate’ and the ways it which has been intertwined with the wider ‘postcolonial debate’. Finally, the article examines some key figures such as Lilian Thuram and Christiane Taubira who might be seen to represent different facets of this emerging ‘France noire’.
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Affiliation: SLCR: French

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