“I do not want to destroy the Norwegian society by introducing French.” French in narratives by Congolese migrants in Norway In this article, I explore the experiences with French of migrants from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Norway and relate the object “Frenches in Africa” to the field of sociolinguistics of migrations. My approach is emic and biographical, and through an analysis of narratives, I aim at discussing what French represents for these individuals. The narratives indicate that French indexes social inequalities and at several times, they evoke negative consequences of its presence in the Congo. In Norway, they do not see their competences in French as an advantage. French is rather constructed as a low mobility resource.