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In this episode (part one of two), Gaelle explains what “banlieue” means. It’s commonly translated as “suburb” but in reality it’s more complicated than that. You’ll understand the two opposite realities hidden behind the word and why “banlieue” is so strongly linked to violence in people’s minds.

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