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France's African Immigrants

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France's African Immigrants

France's African Immigrants

France's African Immigrants

Only Available in Archive Formats.

— Sarah Chayes reports from Paris on the hostels that house many African men from former French colonies in West Africa. The hostels, known as 'foyers,' were meant to be a temporary solution to a housing shortage back in the 1960's but have become permanent. Residents live frugally, so they can send as much of their earnings back home as possible. The foyers resemble small enclaves of West African culture.