In the 1740s, Bordeaux developed some of the first modern theories of racial difference, even as the city profited from the slave trade.
A new film centers on a young, unmarried woman’s attempts to secure an abortion—over a decade before France legalized the practice in 1973.
Teach the history of colonization and decolonization—for this is the best antidote to the venom of exclusion and racism that threatens France.
The way women practice feminism differs between Quebec and France, especially in how they welcome—or don’t—Muslim women.
Few know the film—the first feature-length film by a West African director—was based on a real-life incident, a real tragedy lost in colonial archives.
Two memoirs trenchantly critique the ways in which France has framed sexual consent, legally and culturally, since the 1970s.
In both World Wars, France used West African “colonial conscripts.” Deployed on the front lines, they were often the first to be killed.
“We need to have both the reparation and the universal perspective on economic justice.”
In the digital world, metrics mean everything. But who interprets just what they mean changes across organizations, countries, and cultures.
By France’s twisted logic, acknowledging race equals attacking the Republic.
Franco-Moroccan writer Leïla Slimani reveals the dirty underside of bourgeois domesticity. Is her taboo breaking worthy of praise?
The institutions created to ensure transparency in the funding of politics find it difficult to carry out their mission.
Is it really the case, as is often alleged, that money decides everything about elections? And if so, in what ways?
In a recent French novel, an ordinary woman inadvertently becomes a drug kingpin—and does so by learning to see anew Paris’s urban landscape.
“It is rare, on a summer evening in Paris, to find this sort of quiet along with the sensation of having the city at your feet.”
Can the inherent contradictions of “whiteness” and the “decolonial” ever align with the reparative potential of photography?
Storytelling about the European Union tends to be done by those aggressively disinterested in its survival. Isn’t that a problem?
What distinguishes the American from the European intellectual? Does that matter?
Zahia Rahmani’s « Musulman » roman hinges on a question that has gathered force in recent years: a witness is speaking, but will she ever be heard?
A year ago I was a recent college grad living in Toulouse, in southern France. My generous host family ...