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The Rue d'Isly, Algiers, 26 March 1962

The Contested Memorialization of a Massacre

Fiona Barclay

1963 and as recently as 2006. 2 Within the repatriate pied-noir community, it has become an iconic memory. Nevertheless, within the wider public sphere the rue d'Isly deaths remain relatively unknown when compared with similar events that occurred in

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Comic Art and Commitment

An Interview with Morvandiau

Ann Miller and Morvandiau

This interview with political cartoonist and comics artist Morvandiau focuses mainly on his 2007 comic book D'Algérie. After the murder in 1994 of his Uncle Jean, a père blanc ['white father'] in Tizi Ouzou, along with three of his fellow priests, followed by the failed suicide of his father, a Pied-noir, eight years later, Morvandiau decided to carry out research into his family and its links with France's colonial adventure. Through the resources of the comic art medium, he was able to give form to a story which is both personal and public (Figures 1-2). The subtle and sober portrayal of his search for identity is contextualised by a highly absorbing panorama of political events. In the interview, he explains some of the aesthetic choices that he made, and discusses the challenges of working from documentary material, and how he drew on the resources of the medium to tackle issues of individual and collective identity.

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Exhibition and Book Reviews

Matthew Screech, Susan Slyomovics, Armelle Blin-Rolland, and Ana Merino

’s ‘republican consensus’, namely, Harkis, Pieds-Noirs, conscripts or professional soldiers of the French army in Algeria and North African immigrants and their Beurs descendants in France (xxxiv). Through nuanced argumentation and lucid exposition, English

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Book Reviews

Helga Druxes, Christopher Thomas Goodwin, Catriona Corke, Carol Hager, Sabine von Mering, Randall Newnham, and Jeff Luppes

up this work and test it in their areas. Manuel Borutta and Jan C. Jansen, ed., Vertriebene and Pieds-Noirs in Postwar Germany and France: Comparative Perspectives (Houndmills: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016). Reviewed by Jeffrey Luppes, World

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Fanny Colonna

Thinking Differently Under Colonialism

Arthur Asseraf

troubled neither by the local French military nor by the Front de libération nationale (FLN). He died peacefully in independent Algeria in 1978, a time when most pied-noirs had already left, at the remarkable age of 103. Baptiste defies all the

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Book Reviews

Richard Ivan Jobs, Judith Surkis, Laura Lee Downs, Nimisha Barton, and Kimberly A. Arkin

storytelling and find models for the graphic representation of colonialism. McKinney shows how Ferrandez, a cartoonist of Pied-Noir heritage, has utilized archival materials not only to inform his complex multi-generational fictional narratives of the French

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Rethinking France’s “Memory Wars”

Harki Collective Memories, 2003–2010

Laura Jeanne Sims

Harkis, however, challenges basic features of the “memory wars” paradigm and shows the limitations of using it to interpret memory conflicts. The war metaphor presents these conflicts as battles between monolithic identity groups—Pieds-Noirs, Harkis

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By Sentiment and By Status

Remembering and Forgetting Crémieux during the Franco-Algerian War

Jessica Hammerman

. Since the nineteenth century, Europeans who settled in French Algeria—later referred to as pieds noirs —did not see Jews as a part of their vision for French Algeria. 1 As for Muslims, they were, as Claire Eldridge has put it, “inconsequential shadows

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The Rhizomatic Algerian Revolution in Three Twenty-First- Century Transnational Documentaries

Algérie tours, détours (2006), La Chine est encore loin (2009), Fidaï (2012)

Nicole Beth Wallenbrock

less chronological than experiential for children, and yet the filmed testimonies of war participants, and the film’s anchor, a schoolhouse, where indigenous Algerian children were educated alongside pied-noir students, enables the public to see a

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Book Reviews

Aaron Freundschuh, Jonah D. Levy, Patricia Lorcin, Alexis Spire, Steven Zdatny, Caroline Ford, Minayo Nasiali, George Ross, William Poulin-Deltour, and Kathryn Kleppinger

perversion. This gendered vision of the nation was pervasive during the interwar period, and, of course, during Vichy. Shepard thus takes issue with the view of some scholars that racism was only brought to the metropole by Pieds-Noirs and the OAS in the wake