Editor’s Note
Néjib Ayachi (The Maghreb Center)


Review Essays:
Writing Algeria: On the History and Culture of Colonialism
Abdelmajid Hannoum (University of Kansas)
Books reviewed in this essay:

    • Patricia Lorcin, Imperial identities: Stereotyping, Prejudice and Race in Colonial Algeria(London: I.B. Tauris, 1996).
    • James McDougall, History and Culture of Nationalism in Algeria (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005)
    • Hugh Roberts, The Battlefield Algeria 1988–2002: Studies in a Broken Polity (London: Verso, 2003)

Algeria’s Colonial History Revisited
Francis Ghilès (CIDOB, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)
Books reviewed in this essay:

    • Pierre Daumon, Un siècle de passions algériennes, Une Histoire de l’Algérie Coloniale 1830-1940 (Fayard 2009)
    • John W. Kiser, The Life and Times of Emir Abd el-Kader, A story of true Jihad (Monkfish Book Publishing Co. 2008)

Book Review: 
De Gaulle and Algeria
Azzedine Layachi (Saint John’s University, New York)
Book reviewed:

    • Benjamin Stora, Le mystère de Gaulle : Son choix pour l’Algérie (Editions Robert Laffont 2009)



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Editor: Néjib Ayachi (Maghreb Center President)
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