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The Resource I was a French Muslim : memories of an Algerian freedom fighter, Mokhtar Mokhtefi ; translated from the French and with an introduction by Elaine Mokhtefi

I was a French Muslim : memories of an Algerian freedom fighter, Mokhtar Mokhtefi ; translated from the French and with an introduction by Elaine Mokhtefi

Label
I was a French Muslim : memories of an Algerian freedom fighter
Title
I was a French Muslim
Title remainder
memories of an Algerian freedom fighter
Statement of responsibility
Mokhtar Mokhtefi ; translated from the French and with an introduction by Elaine Mokhtefi
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Contributor
Author
Translator
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"This engaging memoir provides a vivid account of a childhood under French colonization and a life dedicated to fighting for the freedom and dignity of the Algerian people. The son of a butcher and the youngest of six siblings, Mokhtar Mokhtefi was born in 1935 and grew up in a "village de colonization" roughly one hundred kilometers south of the capital of Algiers. Thanks to the efforts of a supportive teacher, he became the only child in the family to progress to high school, attending a French lycée that furthered his thinking on Algerian independence. In 1957, at age twenty-two, he joined the National Liberation Army (ALN), the armed wing of the National Liberation Front (FLN) that had been waging war against France since 1954. After completing rigorous training in radio transmissions at a military base in Morocco, he went on to become an officer in the infamous Ministère de l'Armement et des Liaisons Générales (MALG), the precursor of post-independence Algeria's Military Security (SM). Mokhtefi's powerful memoir bears witness to the extraordinary men and women who fought for Algerian independence against a colonial regime that viewed non-Europeans as fundamentally inferior, designating them not as pure French citizens, but as "French Muslims." He presents a nuanced, intelligent, and deeply personal perspective on Algeria's transition to independent statehood, with all its inherent opportunities and pitfalls"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
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1935-2015,
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Mokhtefi, Mokhtar
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1935-2015
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  • Mokhtefi, Mokhtar
  • Mokhtefi, Elaine,
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  • Mokhtefi, Mokhtar
  • Revolutionaries
  • Algeria
  • Revolutionaries
  • Algeria
Target audience
adult
Label
I was a French Muslim : memories of an Algerian freedom fighter, Mokhtar Mokhtefi ; translated from the French and with an introduction by Elaine Mokhtefi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in French as J'étais français-musulman by Éditions Barzakh, Algiers, in 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1227819795
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxvii, 413 pages
Isbn
9781635421804
Lccn
2020056384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030804092
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1227819795
Label
I was a French Muslim : memories of an Algerian freedom fighter, Mokhtar Mokhtefi ; translated from the French and with an introduction by Elaine Mokhtefi
Publication
Note
Originally published in French as J'étais français-musulman by Éditions Barzakh, Algiers, in 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1227819795
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxvii, 413 pages
Isbn
9781635421804
Lccn
2020056384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030804092
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1227819795

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