Author: Azouz Begag
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
An autobiographical novel of growing up in the multicultural environment of contemporary France tells the story of Azouz Begag, the son of an illiterate Algerian immigrant in Lyon and his coming of age in a world of ethnic and racial tensions.
Gender, Religion, and Migration
Author: Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, Vivienne S. M. Angeles
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Gender, Religion, and Migration is the first collection of case studies on how religion impacts the lives of (im)migrant men, women, and youth in their integration in host societies in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America. It interrogates the populist ideology that religion is anathema to social integration in the post-9/11 era.
Author: Elspeth Broady, Catrine Carpenter
Savoir-Faire meaning know-how or skill, is a wide-ranging language course for undergraduate learners of French. It focuses on communication skills in areas that graduates will need if they are to use their knowledge of French professionally, focusing particularly on: * report writing * translating and interpreting * making presentations. Savoir-Faire comprises a course book, teacher's book and three 60-minute audio cassettes. Each of the ten chapters deals with a distinct topic and set of skills and is built around the audio recordings and written texts, all taken from authentic sources. Although designed with first-year students in mind, with its emphasis on transferable skills, Savoir-Faire could be successfully adapted for use with second and final-year students.
Analyzing World Fiction
Author: Frederick Luis Aldama
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Why are many readers drawn to stories that texture ethnic experiences and identities other than their own? How do authors such as Salman Rushdie and Maxine Hong Kingston, or filmmakers in Bollywood or Mexico City produce complex fiction that satisfies audiences worldwide? In Analyzing World Fiction, fifteen renowned luminaries use tools of narratology and insights from cognitive science and neurobiology to provide answers to these questions and more. With essays ranging from James Phelan's "Voice, Politics, and Judgments in Their Eyes Were Watching God" and Hilary Dannenberg's "Narrating Multiculturalism in British Media: Voice and Cultural Identity in Television" to Ellen McCracken's exploration of paratextual strategies in Chicana literature, this expansive collection turns the tide on approaches to postcolonial and multicultural phenomena that tend to compress author and narrator, text and real life. Striving to celebrate the art of fiction, the voices in this anthology explore the "ingredients" that make for powerful, universally intriguing, deeply human story-weaving. Systematically synthesizing the tools of narrative theory along with findings from the brain sciences to analyze multicultural and postcolonial film, literature, and television, the contributors pioneer new techniques for appreciating all facets of the wonder of storytelling.
The Seine was red
Author: Leïla Sebbar, Mildred P. Mortimer
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
Leïla Sebbar's novel recounts an event in French history that has been hidden for many years. Toward the end of the Algerian war, the FLN, an Algerian nationalist party, organized a demonstration in Paris to oppose a curfew imposed upon Algerians in France. About 30,000 Algerians gathered peacefully, but the protest was brutally suppressed by the Paris police. Between 50 and 200 Algerians were killed and their bodies were thrown into the Seine. This incident provides the background for a more intimate look into the history of violence between France and Algeria. Following three young protagonists -- one French, one Algerian, and one French national of Algerian descent -- Sebbar takes readers on a journey of discovery and comprehension. Mildred Mortimer's impressive translation conveys the power of Sebbar's words in English and allows English-speaking readers an opportunity to understand the complex relationship between past and present, metropole and colony, immigrant and citizen, that lies at the heart of this acclaimed novel.
La France contemporaine
Author: William Edmiston, Annie Dumenil
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Immerse yourself in the France of today with LA FRANCE CONTEMPORAINE. The text will improve your understanding of the Francophone world and your communication in French, using up-to-date information on the political, social, technological, economic, and rich cultural forces that affect this fascinating country and its people. End-of-chapter comprehension and discussion activities as well as sample quizzes help you master the material and fully appreciate everything that makes France French. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Subha Xavier
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
The expression "littérature migrante," coined by Québécois critics in the mid-1980s, reflected the emerging body of literary works written by recent immigrants to the province. Redefining the concept of migrancy, Subha Xavier’s The Migrant Text argues that global movements of people have fundamentally changed literary production over the past thirty years. Bringing together a corpus of recent novels by immigrants to France and Quebec, Xavier suggests that these diverse works extend beyond labels such as francophone or postcolonial literature to forge a new mode of writing that deserves recognition on its own terms. Weaving together literary theory and salient examples taken from numerous French-language novels, The Migrant Text shows how both external and internal factors shape migrant writing in contemporary French literature. The opening chapters trace the elusive concept of the migrant as it appears in extant theories of nationalism, postcolonialism, world literature, and francophonie. What follows are incisive analyses of fiction written for French audiences by authors from Algeria, Cameroon, China, Haiti, Iraq, and Poland, whose works reveal that the processes of troubling national categories and evading colonial power dynamics can be wellsprings for creativity. One of the most pressing social and political topics of our day, immigration challenges our ideas about homeland and citizenship. Celebrating the courage and tenacity of immigrants from around the world, The Migrant Text carves a new space for discussing the dynamics of global literature.
Tea in the Harem
Author: Mehdi Charef
Publisher: Serpents Tail
A housing estate in the Paris suburbs. Madjid is growing up caught between two cultures. At home, he listens to his mother's constant invective in Arabic as she attempts to make sense of her unfamiliar surroundings; at school, he tries to be part of French culture, a culture that rejects and insults Arabs. In a direct language, punctuated by moments of poetic beauty, Mehdi Charef portrays a reality only too rarely the subject of fiction. An immediate success upon publication in France in 1983, Tea in the Harem became the rallying-point for second-generation Algerians and Moroccans, who gave themselves the name 'beur': slang for ?Arab?.
Endorsed for the Edexcel A-level specification from 2016. Develop all four language skills with a single textbook that has clear progression from GCSE and throughout the new A level. - Clear progression through four stages of learning: transition, AS, A-level and extension - Develops language skills through reading, listening, speaking and writing tasks, plus translation and research practice - Exposes students to authentic topical stimulus and film and literature tasters for every work - Equips students with the tools they need to succeed with learning strategies throughout - Prepares students for the assessment with advice on the new individual research project and essay-writing - Builds grammar skills with exercises throughout and a detailed grammar reference section Audio resources to accompany the Student Book can be purchased in several ways: 1) as part of the Dynamic Learning Teaching and Learning resource 2) downloaded separately 3) as part of the Student eTextbook. The Teaching and Learning resources are not part of the approval process.
Advanced Placement French
Author: Richard Ladd, Colette Girard
Publisher: Scott Foresman & Company
This edition contains 220 pages of exercises developed to meet the general objectives of an advanced French language course, as well as to help students prepare for the Educational Testing Service's Advanced Placement French Language Examination, including the latest changes in the speaking section. Nine units cover specific skills in four basic areas emphasized by the AP course--listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Although this text is geared primarily to the AP course, this is a fine complementary text for any advanced course in French. Audio contain the listening sections that accompany the student book of AP French: Preparing for the Language Examination 2/e and is available on CD or Cassettes. Not compatible with the First Edition.
Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow
Author: Faïza Guène
A “touching, furious, sharp, and very funny” novel of an immigrant teenage girl finding her own identity in France (Booklist). The Paradise projects are only a few metro stops from Paris, but it feels like a different world. Doria’s father, aka the Beard, has headed back to their hometown in Morocco, leaving her and her mom to cope with their mektoub, their destiny, alone. They have a little help—from a social worker sent by the city, a psychiatrist sent by the school, and a thug friend who recites Rimbaud. It seems like fate has dealt them an impossible hand, but Doria might still make a new life—“with bravado, humor, and a healthy dose of rage” (St. Petersburg Times). “[A] sassy, spunky tale . . . Doria has what it takes to storm any barricade.” —The Hartford Courant “[Doria is] as likable as Holden Caulfield or Prep’s Lee Fiora. Readers will cheer. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal, starred review “A promising addition to the world’s literary voices.” —The Miami Herald “Moving and irreverent, sad and funny, full of rage and intelligence. Her voice is fresh, and her book a delight.” —Laila Lalami, bestselling author of The Moor’s Account
Author: Larbi Oukada, Didier Bertrand, Janet L. Solberg
Publisher: Cengage Learning
CONTROVERSES is built around the goals of the National Standards and French thought (including point/counterpoint/synthesis), presents timely and provocative issues that are important to the French and francophone world, and is relevant to today's students. This student-centered, advanced intermediate French program is geared toward the communicative, analytical classroom. The high-interest topics and well-crafted activities presented in the text stimulate conversation and thoughtful debate in the classroom, foster students' conversational skills, and encourage students to learn and practice the language. Each chapter provides students with the opportunity to express themselves verbally and in writing while systematically addressing each of the 5 Cs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.