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We are no longer in France: Communists in colonial Algeria

Allison Drew


This book recovers the lost history of Algeria's communist movement and its complex relationship with Algerian nationalism. The movement's shifting fortunes reflected both Algeria's largely rural class structure and the country's complex national and international dynamics. Algeria's de facto colonial relationship with France was critical. Algeria's Communist movement began in 1920 with a virtually all European membership as a region of the Parti Communiste Franҫais (PCF). The Parti Communiste Algérien (PCA) formed in 1936 remained close to the PCF during the Popular Front and Second World War ... More

Keywords: Communism, Nationalism, Colonialism, Parti Communiste Algérien, Parti Communiste Franҫais, War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719090240
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090240.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allison Drew, author
University of York