Algerian culture in Paris?
July 21, 2008 12:32 PM   Subscribe

Bookfilter: I am looking for recommendations on books that examine the politics & history of Algerians in Paris, especially ones that do so through the lens of culture: language, music, dance, etc.
posted by jammy to Society & Culture (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
It's fiction and it's a graphic novel, but The Rabbi's Cat might be up your alley.
posted by gnutron at 12:46 PM on July 21, 2008

Not specifically in Paris, but the work of Assia Djebar offers a powerful perspective of the world of Algerian women post-independence and deals with the issues of French colonialism and the polar worlds of French/Algerian politics, culture, religion and history. She is also the first North African scholar to be elected to the Académie Française.
posted by anansi at 12:54 PM on July 21, 2008

Response by poster: Thank you both for your suggestions. I am familiar with Djebar's work & it is powerful, no doubt. And The Rabbi's Cat is one of my favorite comix of last year.

It is true, though, that I am looking for non-fiction resources on this subject (probably should have been more specific about that in my question).
posted by jammy at 9:08 AM on July 23, 2008

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