Subject Area: Algeria

Algerian Guerrilla Campaign Strategy and Tactics
Derradji, A.
1997 0-7734-2292-7 348 pages
This study uses extensive primary source material to explore new concepts in understanding the Algerian guerrilla campaign. Besides the history of traditional and modern querrilla in world context, detailed statistical analysis of FLN campaigns derived from French newspaper reports of incidents is also used. Chapter topics include: Experiences of Guerrilla Warfare and the Gap between Systematic Theory and Reality (includes analysis of guerrilla warfare in China, Cuba, Vietnam, et al); Traditional Algerian Guerrilla Resistance from 1830-1908; the Genesis of Algerian Nationalism; the FLN - Military Zones, the Summam Conference, the FLN-Urban Guerrilla Network; French Counter-Guerilla Policy and Practice; the Impact of Jihad on Warfare.

Concise History of Political Violence in Algeria 1954-2000, Book 1
Derradji, Abder Rahmane
2002 0-7734-7049-2 380 pages
Investigates the impact of historical and political violence on war and post-war eras, and further diagnoses the unsolved crisis vis-a-vis other dynamic forces in Algerian society. It also fully examines Islamic trends and roles as well as their changing patterns during the war of independence. It explores strategy and guerrilla tactics on the Algerian battlefield, and how conventional armed forces and special units are responding.

Concise History of Political Violence in Algeria 1954-2000, Book 2
Derradji, Abder Rahmane
2002 0-7734-7047-6 344 pages
The second of two volumes (they are not sold as a set) continues the history of the wrenching civil war in Algeria from the political violence and post-war eras, and further diagnoses the unsolved crisis and other dynamic forces in Algerian society.

French and Algerian Identities From Colonial Times to the Present a Century of Interaction
Hargreaves, Alec
1993 0-7734-9233-X 264 pages
These essays, by a range of British, French, and Algerian scholars, concentrate specifically on the distinctive cultural identities which have been created in each country due to interaction. General chapters offer methodological overviews and place the problematic within its historical context. Part One deals with the colonial period up to 1954, Part Two with the War of Independence, and Part Three with the post-colonial period since 1962. In each case, the shifting identities are explored from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

History of the Algerian Banking Industry 1830-2010
Benamraoui, Abdelfahid and Boukrami, Elias
2014 0-7734-0047-8 140 pages
This important in-depth analysis of the institutional framework of the Algerian banking industry from 1830 to 2010 is a must read for academics, policy makers and individuals interested in the economics of emerging countries and specifically Algeria. It charts the banking evolution and development during Algeria’s post-independence and socialist periods; its relationship to global monetary policy; its free market transformation and its de facto inefficiency. The book also provides insight into the banking change agents from a political cultural perspective and suggests important reforms that would stabilize the Algerian banking industry in the future.

Political and Economic Thought and Practice in Nineteenth-Century France and the Colonization of Algeria
Adamson, Kay
2002 0-7734-7296-7 372 pages
A reexamination of the place of Algeria in this history and to consider the manner in which the colonial past has seeped more generally from the conscious European memory. At the same time, contemporary race and politics in Europe can only be fully understood in conjunction with knowlege of these backgrounds and it requires that a different view of the way in which the imperialist experience has been an instrumental influence on perceptions taken.

Politics and Aesthetics of Kateb Yacine from Francophone Literature to Popular Theatre in Algeria and Outside
Salhi, Kamal
1999 0-7734-7871-X 448 pages
A review of Kateb Yacine’s writing throughout his career. It illustrates Yacine’s intellectual journal from the literary novel through the conventional forms of drama to the creation of the authentic, popular style of performance that he took to the people. His quest for identity became comprehensible in Nedjma and was constantly being renewed and reborn throughout his works in a way that reflected the changing social conditions of Algeria as it gained independence and sought to establish itself as a nation state. The contrast between pre- and post- Independence Algeria runs through the whole book and helps the reader gain new insight into the consistency and evolution of Kateb Yacine’s work.

Politics, Language and Gender in the Algerian Arabic Novel
Cox, Debbie
2002 0-7734-7124-3 300 pages
Examines the development of the Arabic novel in post-independence Algeria. It focuses on novels by Abdelhamid Benhadouga, al-Tahar Wattar and Rachid Boudjedra during the period 1972-1988, considering the possibilities for critical expression in the state which emerged from colonial rule and anti-colonial struggle. This is the first extended study of Algeria’s post-independence Arabic literature in a European language. It provides an alternative view which helps to contextualize and extend the study of French-language literature from North Africa, and also contributes to the field of Arabic literary studies by extending its focus beyond the eastern part of the Arab world. It is given added significance because the issue of language has been of critical importance within the current conflict in Algeria and the legacy of colonial rule.

Politics, Poetics and the Algerian Novel
Salhi, Zahia
1999 0-7734-7957-0 304 pages
Examines the development of the Francophone Algerian novel, the circumstances of its emergence, and the various phases of its progress through the pre-independence period, and the extent to which this parallels the political evolution of Algerian nationalism exemplified in the nationalist leader Ferhat Abbas. In focuses on the major themes discussed in the novels, and surveys the criticism of both French and Algerian intelligentsia. The conclusion examines the post-independence literary movement.

Study of Land and Milieu in the Works of Algerian-Born Writers Albert Camus, Mouloud Feraoun, and Mohammed Dib
Ahmad, Fawzia
2005 0-7734-6296-1 188 pages
In this continuum from the pied-noir’s vision of his landscape to the Arab-Algerian’s concept of watan, there is discerned a meaningful connection between land and identity. The author’s reading of the position each author appropriated for himself in the land of his birth in the chosen Algerian pre-independence narratives, attempts to link the three sides of the Algerian trilogy of land, self, and writing. For the Franco-Algerian writers, such an understanding is an important step in knowing the associations that brought divergent reactions to the same land by its colonizers and its colonized. Though time and space specific to the Algeria of 1950s, it furthers an appreciation of present-day reactions and counter reactions that may arise because of the dynamics of self and place. And, also of more importance, the present day (sometimes explosive) issues of self, culture and land in a rapidly changing multicultural climate of our world today.