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Reimagining North African immigration: Identities in flux in French literature, television and film

Patrick Saveau and Veronique Machelidon


This volume takes the pulse of French post-coloniality by studying representations of trans-Mediterranean immigration to France in recent literature, television and film. The writers and filmmakers examined have found new ways to conceptualize the French heritage of immigration from North Africa and to portray the state of multiculturalism within – and in spite of – a continuing Republican framework. Their work deflates stereotypes, promotes respect for cultural and ethnic minorities, and gives a new dignity to subjects supposedly located on the margins of the Republic. Establishing a producti ... More

Keywords: France, North Africa, Immigration, Maghreb, post-coloniality, postmemory, identity, literature, television, film

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780719099489
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719099489.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Saveau, editor
Professor of French and Cultural Studies at Franklin University Switzerland

Veronique Machelidon, editor
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Véronique Machelidon and Patrick Saveau

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