Author Archives: Sami Everett

Farid Boudjellal: An Algerian Exception

Sixteen years after the French conquest in 1830, unlike Morocco and Tunisia, Algerian independence from France was achieved 50 years ago. Self-determination occurred after a gruesome and bloody war lasting eight years until 1962, the year in which over a million Français d’Algérie (French Algerians or Pied-Noirs) fled the ountry. Among them were indigenous Jews and Muslim…