“I was ashamed of my mother's accent.” When Céline, who was born in France to a Mongolian mother and French father, looks back on her early days at school she remembers that she tended to ask for her father to come and collect her. “As soon as I started going to class I no longer wanted to speak Mongolian,” recalls this 24-year-old artist who grew up in the small town of Redon in Brittany in western France and who now lives in Paris. “I got rid of everything Asian-related so I'd seem as white as possible. I was, for example, very interested in Anglo-Saxon culture and I got close to my father.” This eradication of a part of herself was to last for years.
Since January 7, 2023 our colleague and friend Mortaza Behboudi has been imprisoned in Afghanistan, in the Taliban prisons.
We do not forget him and call for his release.