Myriam Cottias, historian of slavery and post-slavery society in the Francophone context, and President of France’s National Committee for the History and Memory of Slavery, discusses the politics of memory and the question of reparations in the Atlantic world today.
Myriam Cottias is directrice de recherché at the CNRS and EHESS. She is the author of: La question noire : histoire d'une construction coloniale (Bayard, 2007), De la nécessité d'adopter l'esclavage en France: texte anonyme de 1797 (with Arlette Farge) (Bayard, 2007), Relire Mayotte Capécia: une femme des Antilles dans l'espace colonial français (Armand-Colin, 2012).
She also wrote, with Virginie Brac, the screenplay for Tropiques amers, the first French television drama to revisit the history of slavery in the French Caribbean
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