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 ...
For most large climate funders, environmental protection and a liberal economic order are not only compatible but mutually reinforcing.
What would you be willing to do for a friend from 20-odd years ago if you suddenly learned they were on the verge of becoming homeless or found them ...
On April 27, 2018, a hundred people showed up at Columbia University to talk about the French student and worker revolts of May–June 1968. Many such conferences are taking place around the world to ...
On May 8, 1945, France joined the festivities of V-E Day, celebrating the total defeat of Nazi Germany as well as the ...