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Standing heavy

ISBN: 9781771966009
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Biblioasis
Origin: US
Release Date: October, 2023

Book Details

A funny, fast-paced, and poignant take on Franco-African history, as told through the eyes of three African security guards in Paris. All over the city, they are watching: Black men paid to stand guard, invisible among the wealthy flâneurs and yet the only ones who truly see. From Les Grands Moulins to a Sephora on the Champs-Élysées, Ferdinand, Ossiri, and Kassoum find their way as undocumented workers amidst political infighting and the ever-changing landscape of immigration policy. Fast-paced and funny, poignant and sharply satirical, Standing Heavy is a searing deconstruction of colonial legacies and capitalist consumption and an unforgettable account of everything that passes under the security guards’ all-seeing eyes.