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  • Emir Abd el-Kaderby Ahmed Bouyerdene; Eric Geoffroy

    World Wisdom 2013; US$ 9.99

    This extraordinary biography of the Algerian warrior and Sufi saint, Emir Abd el-Kader (1807/8-1883), shows his dazzling spiritual qualities in the fight against the French colonial authorities. The New York Times called the Emir ?one of the few great men of the century,? while Abraham Lincoln and Pope Pius IX both commended the Emir for rescuing... more...

  • A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colonyby William Gallois

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 80.00

    Using newly-discovered documentation from the French military archives, A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colony offers a comprehensive study of the forms of violence adopted by the French Army in Africa. Its coverage ranges from detailed case studies of massacres to the question of whether a genocide took place in Algeria. more...

  • Shona Sentential Namesby Jacob Mapara

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 22.95

    This book draws on the case of the Shona and other Bantu people of Africa to argue that names are not mere identity tags. Names are an important cultural symbol of the people who give and bear them. The book challenges linguists and other social scientists to pay particular attention to the significance of names in the study of language use in society.... more...

  • Outline of a Theory of Practiceby Pierre Bourdieu; Richard Nice

    Cambridge University Press 1977; US$ 31.00

    Through Pierre Bourdieu's work in Kabylia (Algeria), he develops a theory on symbolic power. more...

  • France and the Algerian War, 1954-1962by Martin S. Alexander; J.F.V. Keiger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 88.95

    The French Army's war in Algeria has always aroused passions. This book does not whitewash the atrocities committed by both sides; rather it focuses on the conflict itself, a perspective assisted by the French republic's official admission in 1999 that what happened in Algeria was indeed a war. more...

  • Islam, Democracy and the State in Algeriaby Michael Bonner; Megan Reif; Mark Tessler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    Modern Algeria has been, in many ways, a harbinger of events and trends that have affected the Arab and Muslim worlds. The country's bold experiment in democratization broke down in the early 1990s, largely over the question of whether the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) should be permitted to come to power following its victories in local, regional,... more...

  • In The Shadow of Islamby Isabelle Eberhardt

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 8.74

    An extraordinary evocation of the desert and its people by a woman who dressed as a man in order to travel alone and unimpeded throughout North Africa   In 1897 Isabelle Eberhardt, at the age of 20, left an already unconventional life in Geneva for the Morroccan frontier. Gripped by spiritual restlessness and the desire to break free from the confinements... more...

  • The Front Line Runs through Every Womanby Eleanor O' Gorman

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 26.24

    Zimbabwe-specific study, focusing on the lives of women in a small locale (Chiweshe) during the anti-colonial insurgency, this book is also a challenge to established and still current modes of thought and research orientations which over-simplify the complex realities women face in the full range of violent conflicts, both past and present. By contextualizing... more...

  • Colonial Memory and Postcolonial Europeby Andrea L. Smith

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    "[I]ntersects with very active areas of research in history and anthropology, and links these domains of inquiry spanning Europe and North Africa in a creative and innovative fashion." -- Douglas Holmes, Binghamton University Maltese settlers in colonial Algeria had never lived in France,... more...

  • Political Change in Algeriaby Isabelle Werenfels

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This topical new book seeks to understand the relationship between elite dynamics and strategies and the lack of profound political change in Algeria after 1995, when the country?s military rulers returned to electoral processes. Using evidence from extensive fieldwork, Isabelle Werenfels exposes successful survival strategies of an opaque authoritarian... more...