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Branding the 'Beur' Author: Minority Writing and the Media in France

Kathryn A. Kleppinger


Branding the Beur Author analyzes mainstream media promotion of literature written by the descendants of North African immigrants to France (often called beurs). Launched in the early 1980s, conversations between journalists and ‘beur’ authors delve into contemporary debates such as racism in the 1980s and Islam in French society in the 1990s. But the interests of journalists looking for sensational subject matter also heavily shape the promotion and reception of these novels: only the ‘beur’ authors who use a realist style to write about the challenges faced by the North African immigrant pop ... More

Keywords: Beur, Banlieue, Francophone, Postcolonial, Media, Sociology of Literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781781381960
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381960.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathryn A. Kleppinger, author
The George Washington University