Thursday, July 7, 2011

Black Paris Profiles™: Granville Fields

Granville Fields, a native Philadelphian, is the founder and owner of Cabinet Fields Juris Traducteur, a firm specializing in legal translation and interpreting services. His story is an example of a common thread among many expatriates – coming to Paris and realizing that “you had to stay,” even if it wasn’t readily apparent how to do so. During our interview, Granville shared the story of his life as a gay man, a language professional, and a single parent, and discussed the place that his African heritage holds in his life and hopefully will hold in the lives of his children.


Granville with his children Aurelien and Zoe
© Nicolas Thépot

The first time that Granville came to Paris was in the summer of 1983 at the age of 19, when he was in transit to the Ivory Coast to study for his junior year abroad. He spent six weeks in Paris studying at the Alliance Française, and was thrilled to be an “outside observer” of French culture as well as to have the opportunity to study French language and culture.


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