Jonathan Lewis, Bangor University If you cross the Seine in the centre of Paris at the iconic Pont Saint-Michel and walk along the promenade, you may glimpse a small plaque on your way towards the steps that lead down to the riverbank. Placed not on the actual bridge itself, but on a wall to the […]
The false narrative of French democracy
Today, France is seen as the beacon of freedom and liberty and occupies a lofty perch with its national motto of “Liberté, égalité, fraternité” or “Liberty, Equality and Fraternity”.
60th Anniversary of Independence of Algeria
Here is a point of view of an Algerian national and resident about the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of his country’s independence on 5 July 2022.
It is loaded despite the traumatic ‘bad time’ years, with disillusionment in the light of going through the country’s long history.
A revelatory road trip along the Algerian coast
“When I’ve been abroad and told people I am from Algeria, they would say, ‘Nigeria!?’ ” he said. “And I would be like, ‘You know between Morocco and Tunisia there is that big space? That’s my country!’ ”
North Africa’s transatlantic relations: How the US can engage its European allies in North Africa
Mounting tensions between Algeria and Morocco over Western Sahara, political uncertainty in Tunisia, and national elections in Libya are all critical junctures in North Africa’s prospects for regional security and stability . . . .
Originally posted on Gobbledygook:
Mother died today. Or maybe it was yesterday, I don’t know. Ever since I read this opening line in an online article about best literature opening lines, I have wanted to read The Stranger. The line is so simple and captivating; in just a few words the author caught my attention and…
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