Hollywood movies have long leaned into colonial representations of the tropics: imagined as romantic palm-fringed coasts full of abundance, but also scary places full of pestilence and primitiveness.
Scholars such as Alfred Sauvy, Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan and Frantz Fanon wrote in French, but their work greatly contributed to our understanding of democracy and social change in all contexts.
French Guineans are up in arms about the territory’s overcrowded hospitals. Why is no one talking about how racism and xenophobia also affect access to health care?
Violence is on the rise in French Guiana. To understand this phenomenon, scholars delve into the often tragic history of the region.
Christiane Taubira has battled for years to prove her right to represent French people, so she couldn’t stay silent when a controversial plan was hatched to strip some of their nationality.