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Blind spot

Tadessé, Myriam2021
Set in the entertainment world in France, this searing memoir explores the realities of being a mixed or biracial French citizen. In Blind Spot, Myriam Tadessé exposes the difficulty, even the impossibility, for France to truly understand and celebrate the lived realities of mixed or biracial French citizens. What the French word métis--which translates to "half-breed" or "mixed-race"--hides is how central the notion of race actually is in a society that claims to repudiate it. The French film and theatre world, in which Tadessé has made her career, appears unable to confront the individuality of the performers. They are required to correspond to categories--often based on race--that don't allow for biracial identities. This classification not only contradicts France's asserted ideals but also views as anomalies those who defy ethno-racial assumptions. Drawing on her personal experiences as a biracial Ethiopian-French woman and her family history, Tadessé explores the realities of life for mixed-race individuals in France through her searing and honest memoir.
Main title:
Blind spot / Myriam Tadessé ; translated by Gila Walker.
Tadessé, Myriam, authorWalker, Gila, translator
London ; New York : Seagull Books, 2021.©2021
110 pages ; 24 cm.
Series title:
Originally published in French as 'Point aveugle'.Translated from the French.
9780857428783 (hbk)9780857428783
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Biography843.92 TADAvailable
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