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Calixthe Beyala: black face(s) on French TV

Hitchcott, Nicki

Authors

Nicki Hitchcott nicki.hitchcott@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

As president and spokeswoman of the French black rights movement, Collectif Egalité, Cameroonian-born novelist Calixthe Beyala is committed to pushing for an improvement in the representation of black people on television in France. This article discusses the ways in which the Collectif has attempted to draw the French public's attention to the lack of 'visible minorities' on French TV. It takes as a test case the controversial figure of Beyala herself who has become something of a minor TV celebrity in her own right. What emerges as an apparent contradiction between Beyala's own media representation and the Collectif's campaign will serve to illustrate the ambivalent positioning of black citizens in contemporary France.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 1, 2004
Journal Modern & Contemporary France
Print ISSN 0963-9489
Electronic ISSN 1469-9869
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Issue 4
APA6 Citation Hitchcott, N. (2004). Calixthe Beyala: black face(s) on French TV. Modern and Contemporary France, 12(4), doi:10.1080/0963948042000284731
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/0963948042000284731
Keywords Calixthe Beyala; Collectif Egalité; Television; France; Visible Minorities; Black French
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0963948042000284731
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Modern and Contemporary France in November 2004, available online: http://www.tandfonline....080/0963948042000284731

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