By Rabah Aissaoui and Claire Eldridge,Rabah Aissaoui,Claire Eldridge

On five July 1962, Algeria grew to become an self sustaining country, bringing to an finish 132 years of French colonial rule. Algeria Revisited presents a chance to seriously reassess the colonial interval, the long-lasting warfare of decolonisation that introduced it to an finish and the iconic legacies of those years.

Given the obvious centrality of violence during this historical past, this quantity asks how we would re-imagine clash to be able to larger comprehend its kinds and features in either the colonial and postcolonial eras. It considers the consistently moving stability of strength among assorted teams in Algeria and the way those were used to re-fashion colonial relationships. Turning to the postcolonial interval, the e-book explores the demanding situations Algerians have confronted as they've got sought to forge an id as an self sustaining postcolonial country and the way has this procedure been represented. the jobs performed by way of reminiscence and forgetting are highlighted as a part of the continuing efforts by way of either Algeria and France to grapple with the advanced legacies in their lengthy and tumultuous courting.

This interdisciplinary quantity sheds gentle on those and different matters, supplying new insights into the background, politics, society and tradition of recent Algeria and its old courting with France.

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