Journals Higher Education

$115.00

Hardcover

Published: 01 June 2015

240 Pages | 8 black & white illustrations, 2 maps

5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 9780719091070


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Our Fighting Sisters

Nation, memory and gender in Algeria, 1954-2012

First Edition

Natalya Vince

Published by Manchester University Press

  • 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
  • Challenges received ideas about women as victims of men>'s national projects in the Arab and Muslim world by exploring how women participate in or relate to state and nation building
  • Explores how individual memories of wartime experiences intertwine with, contradict or coexist alongside official narratives of the nationalist past
  • Explores how individual memories of wartime experiences intertwine with, contradict or coexist alongside official narratives of the nationalist past
  • Seeks to write a post-independence history beyond the lens of post-colonial trauma
  • The first book to explore in depth what happened to women who participated in Algeria>'s anti-colonial conflict after independence in 1962
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