A new guide book lists streets in Paris named after men who helped France build an empire stretching from the Americas to the Far East, or who were linked to the slave trade which helped make France rich.

Its authors ask why these men, who participated in subjugating or enslaving local populations across the world and looting their natural resources, should be honoured by having a street named after them.

Didier Epzstajn and Patrick Silberstein, the authors of « Guide du Paris Colonial » say many of these streets should simply be renamed.

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