n French Studies in Southern Africa - My French connection : mid-century with Cahiers du Sud : témoignages
|Article Title||My French connection : mid-century with Cahiers du Sud : témoignages|
|© Publisher:||Association for French Studies in Southern Africa (AFSSA)|
|Journal||French Studies in Southern Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||189 - 205|
When I arrived to live in France in 1964 there was a popular American film called The French Connection. It featured Steve McQueen, chasing the local drug-dealers down the Canebière, with spectacular overhead shots of the Vieux-Port of Marseilles. Thanks to such action thrillers I was for ever to be called - not the correct "Monsieur le Prof", or even my own "Stephen" (Stèphane or Etienne would have been acceptable as alternatives), but plain "Stiv" after the boyishly amiable movie star.
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