Sep 042011
What do French people think of Portugal/Portuguese people?

(asked by Carina from Portugal)   Dear Frenchman, I’ve just discovered your blog and I’m finding your answers much more engaging than I was expecting to. In a matter of minutes you’ve managed to stimulate my curiosity concerning France in a way I didn’t think possible until this very moment and that, obviously, had as consequence an explosion of questions inside my mind, so I just couldn’t keep quiet, could I? As a well behaved reader, instead of storming into [Read the rest]

Mar 202010

(asked by Monique from New Mexico) What do you know of the African American experience in France, the entire country not just Paris as far as living and working there? Are they perceived as Hip Hop culturalists or are you more aware of the diversity that African Americans as a group represent? Can you put it in terms of class meaning how are the bourgeois compared with other classes toward African Americans? Do you have to be famous to get [Read the rest]