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Author Amine, Laila, author.

Title Postcolonial Paris : fictions of intimacy in the City of Light / Laila Amine.

Publication Info. Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 241 pages) : illustrations
Series Africa and the diaspora: history, politics, culture
Africa and the diaspora.
Summary In the global imagination, Paris is the city's glamorous center, ignoring the Muslim residents in its outskirts except in moments of spectacular crisis such as terrorist attacks or riots. But colonial immigrants and their French offspring have been a significant presence in the Parisian landscape since the 1940s. Expanding the narrow script of what and who is Paris, Laila Amine explores the novels, films, and street art of Maghrebis, Franco-Arabs, and African Americans in the City of Light, including fiction by Charef, Charibi, Guène, Sebbar, Baldwin, Smith, and Wright, and such films as La haine, Made in France, Vivre me tue, and Nuit d'Octobre. Spanning the decades from the post-World War II era to the present day, Amine demonstrates that the postcolonial other is both peripheral to and intimately entangled with all the ideals so famously evoked by the French capital--romance, modernity, equality, and liberty. In their work, postcolonial writers and artists have juxtaposed these ideals with colonial tropes of intimacy (the interracial couple, the harem, the Arab queer) to expose their hidden violence. Amine highlights the intrusion of race in everyday life in a nation where, officially, it does not exist.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-220) and index.
Contents Introduction: the Paris kaleidoscope -- Colonial domesticity -- Romance and brotherhood -- The new harem -- Other queers -- Embodying the city -- Coda: everyday Islamophobia.
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Subject Paris (France) -- In literature.
French literature -- France -- Paris -- North African authors -- History and criticism.
African American authors -- France -- Paris.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Amine, Laila. Postcolonial Paris. Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2018] 9780299315801 (DLC) 2017044982 (OCoLC)1005804079
ISBN 9780299315832 (electronic bk.)
0299315835 (electronic bk.)