Asian-American writer Jenny Zhang, author of « Sour Heart », is Kiffe ta race special guest for our first full english episode. How does it feel to be perceived as part of a minority in France and the US ? How are « hyphenated identities » dealt with in both countries ? Why is it so hard for French people to deal with race issues ? What does Jenny Zhang think of French « universalism » and « colorblindness » ? All three discuss these among other topics, such as the segregation of spaces (inner-city vs suburbs) in the US, « political correctness » or the « bamboo ceiling ».
« Sour Heart » or « Âpre Coeur » in french (Jenny Zhang, 2019), Ali Wong’s Netflix Special « Hard Knock Wife », Crazy Rich Asians (Jon M. Chu, 2018), Crazy Rich Asians (Kevin Kwan, 2013), To All The Boys I Loved (Susan Johnson, 2018), Always Be my Baby (Nahnatchka Khan, 2019) starring Ali Wong and Randall Park, Jenny Zhang’s Instagram @jennybagel.
Kiffe ta race is a Binge Audio podcast hosted by Rokhaya Diallo and Grace Ly, edited by Quentin Bresson and Camille Regache, music by Shkyd, produced by Joël Ronez, David Carzon and Gabrielle Boeri-Charles.