Colonialism Never Gives Anything Away for Nothing
Date Written: 25/09/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21356
Decolonization is a violent phenomenon exemplified in Zohra Drifs memoir, "Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter."
Zohra Drif's Inside the Battle of Algiers is an emotionally riveting historical adventure that is both exhilarating and breathtaking. It is also an intellectually provocative study of a once-common form of political struggle that combined Marxist and nationalist thought in order to free the colonies from their yoke. Intensely personal, it is proof that a popular struggle must be of the people and by the people in order for it to succeed.