France, which has long prided itself on providing refuge to African-American artists and dissidents, has found it much easier to support minority agitation abroad than at home. Hisham Aidi shows how Muslim youth in France are looking to the Black Power movement in the U.S. for inspiration as they found their own race-conscious political organizations.
“What Will Happen to All that Beauty?”: Black Power in the Banlieues
HISHAM AIDI is a lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is the author of “Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture” (Pantheon, 2014), winner of the American Book Award.
Hisham Aidi; “What Will Happen to All that Beauty?”: Black Power in the Banlieues. World Policy Journal 1 March 2016; 33 (1): 5–11. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07402775-3545834
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