My first step in the field of Francophone Studies was to analyze the influence of immigration in the immigrant’s identity in France. This study opened my eyes to the fate of both the postcolonial African subject and those who live abroad. It appears that whenever Africans live or wherever they choose to live, they faced certain difficulties. They were established as other, that other who is less than “US”. That is why after my masters degree, I decided to analyze the representations that Africans have carried in the French imaginary since the colonial encounter. That study entitled “From indigène to the banlieusard: figures of alterity in Francophone African novels” examines the different steps of the construct of African otherness in some novels. This informs what I bring to the classroom where I can teach a variety of courses ranging from postcolonial African countries issues, immigration, gender issues, the African diaspora in France, to Francophone Caribbean and Francophone African cinema.