The Future of the French Language Resides in Francophone Africa

A storefront in Paris reflects the creeping Anglicism in the French language. The photo was taken during a labor union strike in May 2016. JOE PENNEY
The Plateau district of Abidjan, the economic capital of the Ivory Coast, in West Africa. The city’s most common language is nouchi, an Ivorian French patois. JOE PENNEY

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