Les papiers de Baya Hocine. Une source pour l’histoire des prisons algériennes pendant la guerre d’indépendance (1954-1962)

TitleLes papiers de Baya Hocine. Une source pour l’histoire des prisons algériennes pendant la guerre d’indépendance (1954-1962)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsThenault, Sylvie
JournalL'Année de Maghreb
Issue20
Pagination107-122
Abstract

In 1958, a search of the prison of Barbarossa in Algiers led to the confiscation of the Journal, notes and correspondence of Baya Hocine, a young female detainee of 17 years, sentenced to death for an attack. Written in the intimate style of a personal diary, Hocine’s papers are a valuable source for the historiography of prisons during the Algerian War of Independence (1954-1962). The purpose of this article is to reconstruct the trajectory from prison to the French Archives where they appear in typed form, as well as to elucidate the circumstances of their composition. While these are insufficient to reconstitute the material conditions of life in the prison due to their nature as private thoughts, they highlight the radical specificity of Barbarossa in these years of war as a place of detention and execution of those sentenced to capital punishment, in an atmosphere permeated with death. [from author]

URLhttps://journals.openedition.org/anneemaghreb/4643?lang=fr
Translated TitleBaya Hocine’s Papers: A Source for the History of Algerian Prisons during the War of Independence (1954-1962)
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