Our Fighting Sisters: Nation, Memory and Gender in Algeria, 1954-2012

TitleOur Fighting Sisters: Nation, Memory and Gender in Algeria, 1954-2012
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsVince, Natalya
Number of Pages274
PublisherManchester University Press
CityManchester
Abstract

Between 1954 and 1962, Algerian women played a major role in the struggle to end French rule in one of the twentieth century's most violent wars of decolonisation. This is the first in-depth exploration of what happened to these women after independence in 1962. Based on new oral history interviews with women who participated in the war in a wide range of roles, from urban bombers to members of the rural guerrilla support network, it explores how female veterans viewed the post-independence state and its multiple discourses on 'the Algerian woman' in the fifty years following 1962. It also examines how these former combatants' memories of the anti-colonial conflict intertwine with, contradict or coexist alongside the state-sponsored narrative of the war constructed after independence.

URLhttps://manchester.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.7228/manchester/9780719091070.001.0001/upso-9780719091070
Entry by GWC Assistants / Work by GWC Assistants : 

Type of Literature:

Time Period:

Regions:

Countries:

Library Location: 
Call Number: 
987452580

Library: