Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of Woman Freedom Fighter

TitleInside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of Woman Freedom Fighter
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsDrif, Zhora
Number of Pages368
PublisherJust World Books
CityWashington, D.C.

This gripping insider’s account chronicles the author’s decision in 1950s Algiers to join the armed wing of Algeria’s national liberation movement. When the movement’s leaders turned to Drif Thora (born 1934) and her female colleagues to conduct attacks in retaliation for French aggression against the local population, they leapt at the chance. Their actions were later portrayed in Gillo Pontecorvo’s famed 1966 film, The Battle of Algiers. This book is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand not only the anti-colonial struggles of the twentieth century and their relevance today, but also the specific challenges that women often confronted (and overcame) in those movements. 

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