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Violence and the quest for identity in the colonial and postcolonial situation

Daho Djerbal is a Professor of Modern History in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Algiers-Bouzareah, Algeria. Since the early 1990s he has been the editor and director of Naqd, Revue d’études et de critique sociale, a journal specializing in studies of postcolonial societies and newly independent states, published in Algeria in both French and Arabic. He is the author of a forthcoming book on the Fédération de France du Front de Libération Nationale, and he has also specialized in the history of the Constantinois in eastern Algeria in the twentieth century. His current research focuses on the testimonies of participants and witnesses to the war of national liberation in Algeria, and the relationship between history and memory. His articles have been published widely in the United States and Europe.

Sponsored by: Institute for Advanced Study, History

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