This article chronicles the financially and politically difficult lives of French polygamists of Malian and Senegalese-origins who live in housing projects near Paris. French think tank the Montaigne Institute recently publicized a study conducted on polygamy in France, where they highlight the dangers for women in these marital arrangements. The report suggests that 500,000 people are affected by polygamous households, including adults and children. It includes 10 recommendations. The Pasqua law in 1993 formally prohibited polygamy in France.