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I came to Paris on a mission: I wanted to compile an anthology of contemporary African-American expatriate writers living in the city of light. But in some ways, the voyage felt more like a rite of passage. As an African American writer myself, this was my way of following in the footsteps of my literary ancestors. What I found was a longer, and more complicated, history than I had been prepared for, as well as an uncertain future. The love affair between African Americans and Paris continues to this day. There is a feeling of freedom and even privilege living Mitchell brothers Saguenay Paris and coming from our racial background.

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In many ways, the trajectory of Chez Haynes, which Monkey house St. Albert shuttered inmirrors the bestknown narrative of the black expat tradition in Paris. Here he found the freedom to love whomever he wanted, and married a Frenchwoman named Gabrielle Lecarbonnier.

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Toronto Star2 August |Just as American blacks had first been imported to the New World to serve as cheap labor and continued to be exploited for the better part of three centuries, so, too, were French Canadians, since the establishment of New France in the seventeenth century, "servants of the imperialists This paper focuses on the similarities in situations and positions of Mature Langley independent escort and Afro-American ans.

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French-Canadian and Afro-American women constitute double minorities and are thus subject to the "double jeopardy" Fdench "multiple hazards" hypothesis qomen refers Canaad the additive negative effects of having two or more low statuses. Thus, although being black in the United States provides one with a lower status than being white, being black and, for instance, old has the effect of further decreasing an already low status.

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This hypothesis will be examined in relation to the status of French-Canadian and Afro-American women.

Finally, this paper will discuss the particularly difficult dilemma the liberations poses for a double-minority. In the case of both French-Canadian and black American women, tensions exist between a desire Cxnada achieve emancipation for the entire group and a desire to embrace women's Frfnch