francophone

bilingual problems

The worst is having to pronounce words like “lingerie” or “rendez-vous” or “cul-de-sac” with a fake “I don’t know how the fuck to pronounce that” accent when you do know how to pronounce it properly but if you do people won’t understand what you’re saying.

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Tumblr Art Francophones

• Tumblr art blogs:
a4rizm - art & literature
actegratuit - art | Metz/Rome [*]
amare-habeo - painting | Bourges [*]
ARTchipel - art & artist | Paris
chagalov - photo & literature | Montreal
claudiaphares - photo & exhibition | Montreal/Melbourne [*]
coline-termash - photo
correspondance - art | Paris
dailyartjournal - painting [*]
dailyfotojournal - photo [*]
decimalsofpi - art | Toulouse [*]
delartbordel - art
destina-terre - art & inspiration
fabiche - photo & peinture [*]
gacougnol - art & inspiration
griffes - art [*]
l-ll-lll - Art | Paris [*]
itzigani - inspiration & photo | Paris [*]
la-main-gauche - architecture & design
lasansvisage - art
les Abattoirs - art & museum events | Toulouse
mmepastel - art & inspiration, féminitude
monmignon - art & inspiration
niukudjawal - inspiration & photo | Mauritanie [*]
oldbookillustrations - vintage illustration
olgastringraphy-artblog - art contemporain & expos | Rennes [*]
olupi-reblogs - collage | Rennes
raclures - art & literature
regardintemporel - photo
rerylikes - art & quote | Paris
s-h-a-g - art gallery
shewhohasnohouse - art
sinolia - inspiration | Belgium [*]
timetocheck - inspiration [NEW]
tonguedepressors - photo & pornographie, Renaissance [*]
vincentstockholm - art [*]
viresqueacquiriteundo - art & literature
wormsinprocess - art & inspiration | Paris
0tracas - art & inspiration
zizart - artist & gallery

• Tumblr artists:
aaa - art & architecture| Marseille
aiwassclub - drawing
bessejohann - photo [more →]
bimannie - illustrations | Lyon [*]
dotpics - photo | Paris
elvisparis - photo | Paris
eyetoyporfolio - photo [more →]
freddyperetti - photo | Marseille [*]
fredericfau - painting | Sud de la France [*]
gaelle-cloarec - photo
gaellefaure - collage | Paris [more →]
gbenard - photo | Barcelona/Paris/Lisbon [more →
julesjulien - illustration | Paris [more →]  
kikothegnou - iphoto | Paris
laviesousozy - drawing
la-brouillonneuse - photo | Marseille [*]
lajeunefilleauxcheveuxblancs - drawing
maculalutea - photo [more →]
maggymag - illustration | Strasbourg
marielemaistre - illustration | Paris
marionblank - photo
mikeperrystudio - drawing
mr-stein- art Vectoriel | Paris [*]
narvik - photo & inspiration | Nord de la France [*]
playground-photography - photo
phedia-mazuc - photo | Paris [*]
rery - illustration | Paris [more →]  
rurik-dmitrienko - photo | Paris
paintingsbyrurik - painting | Paris
olupi - collage & illustration, vintage | Rennes
sirlonie - illustration | Lille [*]
swearyoutry - photo | Paris [*]

[*] This list is compiled with our followers that we thank immensely; our apology for not to feature everyone, as this list aims to gather art blogs created by Francophones. We are delighted to discover many exquisite blogs, merci beaucoup ! Explore also the annuaire des Tumblr francophones.

10 things you should know about Senegal, the vibrant pulse of West Africa

The country is quite welcoming towards fellow Africans with visa exemptions - 16 of Africa’s countries - and special rates for many tourist attractions for African citizens.

It even has its own word to define how seriously it takes hospitality - “teranga”.  

Here are ten more things you may not have known about this vibrant West African nation: [selected]

3. One of the most important ports in Africa, the Port of Dakar, also known as the “Gateway to West Africa”, sits on a major crossroads of sea lanes from Europe to South Africa and South America and from North America to South Africa. It’s an important point of access for the region - 70% of Mali’s import goods transit through the Port of Dakar. At 11 meters the Port has a deep draft and a wide access channel, which allows around-the-clock access. In 2012 the volume of goods raked in by the Dakar Port Authority, amounted to almost 12m tons, representing a turnover of 30,824,730,000 CFA francs (approximately $50m).

6. Senegal is the only West African country not to experience a military coup. It has also been touted as a democratic success story because it has only had democratic transitions of power, and the last two have been between candidates of different parties. 

10. Dakar is home to the 50m tall, $27m African Renaissance Monument. A pet project of the country’s former president, Abdoulaye Wade, the statue is the tallest in Africa and not very popular with the locals who describe it as a waste of money and an eye sore. 

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Tumblr Francophones - Art blogs

Thanks to Paris Art Meetup (by Tumblr & Artchipel) and Versailles Meetup (by Tumblr & Buzzeum), we’ve met some bloggers added on the list [*]:

0tracas - art & inspiration
20022020 - art & inspiration
a4rizm - art & literature
actegratuit - art | Metz/Rome
amare-habeo - painting | Bourges
ARTchipel - art & artist | Paris
ben-alors - art & inspiration | Paris [*]
chagalov - photo & literature | Montreal
claudiaphares - photo & exhibition | Montreal/Melbourne
chloefrancillon - art & inspiration | Paris [*]
coline-termash - photo
correspondance - art | Paris
creamoftheirskin - art & inspiration | Paris [*]
dailyartjournal - painting
dailyfotojournal - photo
decimalsofpi - art | Toulouse
delartbordel - art
destina-terre - art & inspiration
enjoysthesilence - photo | Paris [*]
fabiche - photo & peinture
gacougnol - art & inspiration
grandide - inspiration & photo | Paris [*]
griffes - art
l-ll-lll - Art | Paris
itzigani - inspiration & photo | Paris
la-main-gauche - architecture & design
la-mome-neant - inspiration | Paris [*]
lapartdeplus - art | Paris [*]
lasansvisage - art
les Abattoirs - art & museum events | Toulouse
letter-k - inspiration | Paris [*]
mmepastel - art & inspiration, féminitude
monmignon - art & inspiration
niukudjawal - inspiration & photo | Mauritanie
oldbookillustrations - vintage illustration
olgastringraphy-artblog - art contemporain & expos | Rennes
olupi-reblogs - collage | Rennes
palmtreesinheaven - art & inspiration | Paris [*]
petitemusiquemartienne - inspiration | Paris [*]
psychedeliecat - art & inspiration | Paris [*]
raclures - art & literature
regardintemporel - photo
rerylikes - art & quote | Paris
rfsmns - art & inspiration | Quebec/Beijing
s-h-a-g - art gallery
shewhohasnohouse - art
sinolia - inspiration | Belgium
stylegenre - art & inspiration | Paris [*]
timetocheck - inspiration
tonguedepressors - photo & pornographie, Renaissance
viresqueacquiriteundo - art & literature
zizart - artist & gallery
valerieoualid - illustration | Paris [*]
ycphotographs- photo | Paris [*]

Pour parler de l'esclavagisme, l'Ecole dite de la République fait étudier à ses élèves le célèbre passage du Nègre de Suriname dans Candide de Voltaire. Voltaire qui a fait fortune sur la Traite négrière, Voltaire qui définissait les Noirs Africains d'« animaux nègres », Voltaire qui considérait que le grand siècle de la France était le siècle de Louis XIV, le siècle du Code Noir. L’absurdité. 

Etudier les textes d’un esclavagiste qui parle de l’esclavage plutôt que ceux de descendants d’esclaves. Ecrivains descendants d’esclaves, français bien que qualifiés de « francophones ». Césaire, le poète martiniquais, francophone, Léon-Gontran Damas, le poète guyanais, francophone,… Des écrivains trop colorés pour être français…


“Taisez-vous

Vous ai-je ou non dit qu’il vous fallait parler français

 le français de France

le français du français

le français français“

Léon-Gontran Damas, Pigments.

(Illustration : Portrait d’une négresse de Marie-Guillemine Benoist)

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Tumblr Francophones - Artists

Thanks to Paris Art Meetup (by Tumblr & Artchipel) and Versailles Meetup (by Tumblr & Buzzeum), we’ve met some artists added on the list [*]:

366coolthings - collage | Clermont-Ferrand [more →]
aaa - art & architecture | Marseille
abadidabou - drawing | Paris [more →]
aiwassclub - drawing
becomeapanda - illustration [**]
bessejohann - photo [more →]
bimannie - illustration | Lyon
caro-ma - collage | Paris [more →]
chloeledrezen - photo | Paris [* more →]
elvisparis - photo | Paris
eternalspot - photo | Paris [*]
eyetoyporfolio - photo [more →]
freddyperetti - photo | Marseille
fredericfau - painting | Sud de la France [more →]
gaelle-cloarec - photo
gaellefaure - collage | Paris [more →]
gbenard - photo | Barcelona/Paris/Lisbon [more →
julesjulien - illustration | Paris [more →]  
kikothegnou - iphoto | Paris
laviesousozy - drawing
la-brouillonneuse - photo | Marseille
lajeunefilleauxcheveuxblancs - drawing
maculalutea - photo [more →]
maggymag - illustration | Strasbourg
marie-air - photo | Paris [*]
marielemaistre - illustration | Paris
marine-illustration - illustration [**]
marionblank - photo
mikeperrystudio - drawing
mr-stein- art Vectoriel | Paris
narvik - photo & inspiration | Nord de la France
nicolasbrunet - photo | Paris [**]
playground-photography - photo
phedia-mazuc - photo | Paris
rery - illustration | Paris [more →]  
rurik-dmitrienko - photo | Paris
paintingsbyrurik - painting | Paris
pascalcampion - illustration [more →]
olupi - collage & illustration, vintage | Rennes
pseekolyman - photo | Paris [*]
seanhart-diary - street art | Paris [more →]
sirlonie - illustration | Lille
s-a-l-e-m - illustration | Paris [more →]
swearyoutry - photo | Paris
tetradia - collage | Paris [*]
thomasmarr - photo | Paris [*]
troispointssurlei - collage | Paris [more →]

** Blogs found at Blog de l'équipe of Tumblr

Mon objectivité enfoncée bien profondément dans ton ignorance.

On m'a appris hier qu'un livre de Serge Quadruppani porte exactement ce titre-là. Je tiens à préciser que j'ai écrit cette phrase sans savoir cela. Plagier est quelque chose que j'abhorre.

- 30/03/2015