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Our fighting sisters: Nation, memory and gender in Algeria, 1954-2012

Natalya Vince


Between 1954 and 1962, Algerian women played a major role in the struggle to end French rule in one of the most violent wars of decolonisation of the twentieth century. Our Fighting Sisters is the first in-depth exploration of what happened to these women after independence in 1962. Based on new oral history interviews with women who participated in the war in a wide range of roles, from members of the Algiers urban bomb network to women who supported the rural guerrilla, the book explores how female veterans viewed the post-independence state and its multiple discourses on ‘the Algerian woman ... More

Keywords: Algeria, Gender, Memory, Nationalism, State-building, Nation-building, Decolonisation, Oral History, Veterans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719091070
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091070.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Natalya Vince, author
University of Portsmouth