Andrew Hussey

The French Intifada


Beyond the affluent centres of France's cities, in the deprived banlieues, a war is raging between the French state and the former subjects of its empire, for whom the mantra of "liberty, equality, fraternity" conceals a bitter history of domination, oppression and brutality. Here, against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, Andrew Hussey, the leading British commentator on France, creates a completely new portrait of an old nation and brings to life the strange and complex story of the relationship between secular, republican France and the Muslim world of North Africa.

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Andrew Hussey is Director of the Centre for Post-Colonial Studies in the School of Advanced Study, University of London. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian and the New Statesman, and the writer/presenter of several BBC documentaries on French food and art. He is the author of The Game of War: The Life and Death of Guy Debord (2001), and Paris: The Secret History (2006). He was awarded an OBE in the 2011 New Years Honours list for services to cultural relations between the United Kingdom and France.His latest book, The French Intifada, was published by Granta Books in 2014. He lives in Paris.

Preis: CHF 18.50
Sprache: Englisch
Art: Taschenbuch
Erschienen: 2015 (2014)
Verlag: Granta books
ISBN: 978-1-84708-259-6
Masse: 447 S.