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By Amy L. Hubbell

Colonized by means of the French in 1830, Algeria used to be a big French settler colony that, in contrast to its associates, persisted a long and brutal struggle for independence from 1954 to 1962. The approximately a million Pieds-Noirs (literally “black-feet”) have been former French voters of Algeria who suffered a annoying departure from their houses and discrimination upon arrival in France. In reaction, the as soon as heterogeneous team unified as a group because it struggled to take care of an identification and maintain the reminiscence of colonial Algeria alive.


Remembering French Algeria examines the written and visible new edition of Algeria through the previous French electorate of Algeria from 1962 to the current. by means of detailing the upkeep and transmission of reminiscence caused via this demanding event, Amy L. Hubbell demonstrates how colonial id is encountered, remodeled, and sustained in Pied-Noir literature and movie, with the equipment of repetition functioning in those literary and visible texts to create a unified and mawkish model of the previous. whilst, although, the Pieds-Noirs’ compulsion to come back compromises those efforts. Taking Albert Camus’s Le Mythe de Sisyphe and his next essays on ruins as a metaphor for Pied-Noir identification, this booklet reviews autobiographical money owed by way of Marie Cardinal, Jacques Derrida, Hélène Cixous, and Leïla Sebbar, in addition to lesser-known Algerian-born French electorate, to investigate move as a destabilizing and efficient method of the past.

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