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les Afropéennes - Afro-French women on identity, race and togetherness

les afropéennes

French women of African descend talk about the play les Afropéennes, a play which has been staged in October in Paris. They tackle issues such as race, gender, sexuality, injustice, stereotypes, cultural heritage and alienation.

'les Afropéennes' means 'the Afropeans' and it's the title of a play that has been adapted from two texts of Léonora Miano, a French Cameroonian-born author, 'Blues pour Elise' and 'Femme in a city'.

Her texts are biting in an era where minorities, especially the Black community, are still seen as different whereas they have been around for a very long time.