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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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Sartre and Camus

In/Justice and Freedom in the Algerian Context

Ouarda Larbi Youcef

Algeria's foremost intellectuals, remains a rather controversial figure for the Algerians. It is an established fact that he was among the few Pieds-noirs 2 , the name given to the French colonists, to dare report on the unfair rule imposed on the

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Editors’ Introduction

Constance L. Mui and T Storm Heter

chance of surviving given Sartre's unwavering commitment to the Algerians’ cause, and Camus’ reluctance to support the idea of independence. As a pied-noir, Camus saw the land as belonging to everyone and was concerned about any violence that might be

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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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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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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

Sarah Horton and Adrian van den Hoven

moral ones.” (383) Peter Dunwoodie is equally illuminating on Camus and Algeria. He details the history of Algeria as a colony and the role of the pieds noirs . He speaks of “[t]he imaginary geography that feeds Camus's Algeria;” (391) considers Camus

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Madeline Woker, Caroline Ford, and Jonathan Gosnell

literature gave birth to a new White man, identified as such because of proximity to people of African descent in the United States. Morrison begins her ruminations by citing exiled Pied Noir author Marie Cardinal, who knew something about writing of self in

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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