A Cold Civil War?

French Historian Pap Ndiaye and American novelist Jake Lamar discuss racial turmoil in the USA and its echoes in France

  • Jake Lamar
  • Pap Ndiaye

Abstract

On February 1, 2022, the American Library in Paris launched its Black History Month program with a conversation between two well-known figures in France’s international Black community.
Pap Ndiaye is a historian of French and Senegalese descent. As a professor at Sciences Po, he popularized the study of race and identity in French academia, most notably with his book La Condition noire. In 2021, he was appointed direc- tor of the National Museum of the History of Immigration in Paris.
Jake Lamar is an African American writer who has lived in Paris since 1993. He is the prize-winning author of a memoir, seven novels and a play and teaches creative writing at Sciences Po. What follows are edited excerpts of their exchange.

Published
2022-04-19
How to Cite
Lamar, J., and P. Ndiaye. “A Cold Civil War?”. New American Studies Journal: A Forum, Vol. 72, Apr. 2022, doi:10.18422/72-12.
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Articles