Negrophilia by Petrine Archer-Straw
Avant-Garde Paris and Black Culture in the 1920s (Interplay)

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Explores the historical ambiguities and racial complexities of 1920s Paris and describes the short-lived craze that overtook the city when black culture became highly fashionable and a sign of being modern.
 

About Petrine Archer-Straw

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Archer-Straw is a freelance art historian and curator living in Jamaica. She has written and lectured internationally on various aspects of modern art and culture.
 
Published November 1, 2000 by Thames & Hudson. 208 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography, Travel. Non-fiction

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London Review of Books

Travelling to Paris recently, I was surprised to see advertisements for ‘Joséphine Baker, Music-hall et paillettes’, an exhibition at the Espace Drouot-Montaigne commemorating the 75th anniversary of her electrifying Paris debut and the 25th anniversary of her death.

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