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A Semite : a memoir of Algeria

Author: Denis Guénoun; Ann Smock; William Smock
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2014?] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Denis Guénoun's father was an Algerian Jew who inherited French citizenship and revered the principles of the French Revolution. He taught science in a French lycée in Oran and belonged to the French Communist Party. He rarely fought on a winning side, but his belief in the common interests of Arabs and Jews, Europe and a liberated North Africa, call out to us from the ruins. In World War II, he was drafted to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Personal narratives
Named Person: Denis Guénoun; Denis Guénoun
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denis Guénoun; Ann Smock; William Smock
ISBN: 9780231164023 0231164025
OCLC Number: 912495505
Notes: Translated from the French.
Description: xxiv, 145 pages : map (black and white) ; 22 cm
Contents: Chronology of French/Algerian history --
December 1, 1940 --
June 22, 1961 --
November 6, 1989.
Other Titles: Sémite.
Responsibility: by Denis Guénoun ; translated from French by Ann and William Smock.

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An account of what it was like to be Algerian, Jewish, and French at a time when those "identities" were fighting words.  Read more...

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