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.
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…
Macron’s memorial half-step on the October 17, 1961 massacre
“The crimes committed that night under the authority of Maurice Papon are inexcusable for the Republic. “ This was therefore the verdict announced by Emmanuel Macron, Saturday, October 16, during a long-awaited ceremony in memory of the Algerian victims
Morocco team announces major Stone Age find
Archaeologists in Morocco have announced the discovery of North Africa’s oldest Stone Age hand-axe manufacturing site, dating back 1.3 million years, an international team reported Wednesday.
History Lessons: Alice Zeniter’s ‘The Art of Losing’
The Art of Losing is a visceral book. It does not shy away from writing history in shades of gray, nor does it glamorize those who fought for Algerian independence. The book begins as the FLN (National Liberation Front) is rising in order to drive the French out of Algeria.
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