What makes a Francophone? Isle françaisdisappearing in Canada? What do Martinican poet Edouard Glissant and NYU professor François Noudelmann have in common? Why is the distinction currently made between “French” and “Francophone” authors so problematic? We answer these questions on the state of the French language in North America in our upcoming issue, right on time forle mois de la Francophonie! Also in this issue, read about President Macron and theemmerderscandal; Mathilde Collin, the French woman reinventing email in San Francisco; Jacqueline Chambord, thegrande dameof the French Institute Alliance Française for 36 years; and chef Isaac Toups, the standard-bearer of Cajun cuisine in Louisiana.