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country of citizenship: France
language of expression: French
educated at: University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, Panthéon-Assas University
award received: OkayAfrica 100 Women
Rokhaya Diallo (born 10 April 1978), is a French journalist, author, filmmaker, and activist for racial, gender and religious equality. According to The New York Times, she is “one of France's most prominent anti-racism activists.” She is a BET-France host and has produced and/or directed documentaries, television and radio programs. She has published: Racism: a guide, France Belongs to Us, France: One and Multicultural and How to talk to kids about racism, a graphic novel Pari(s) d'Amies, and Afro! featuring Afro-Parisians who wear natural hairstyles.
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