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Colonial Histories, Postcolonial Memories
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Introduction; From Memory to History; Colonial Histories; From History to Fiction Post-Colonial Memories; Literature and History; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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"Hannoum's work is one of the most original I have seen having to do with North African cultural history...The interweaving of myth, colonial history, postcolonial history and sociological analysis seems to me masterful...The play of Berber, Jewish, and Arab identities, male and female, historical and mythological, is not only become again matter of current political and scholarly interest, but the demonstration of the manner in which those identities are formed and expressed, the play of literary and cultural genres through which they are actuated, is an important contribution to social analysis, and not only in North Africa." -- Professor Clifford Geertz Institute for Advanced Study Princeton "The fascinating figure of the Kahina is explored to wonderful effect in this study, her role in the colonial history of North Africa finally having been given the original consideration it so richly deserves." -- Lawrence Rosen Professor and Chair, Anthropology Princeton University "A tremendous amount of scholarship that reads smoothly and lightly. The development of the Nachleben of Kahina is fascinating but the use of it to look at colonial and Post colonial ideas in general is even more enlightening. An excellent book." -- Martin Bernal Cornell University

About the Author

Abdelmajid Hannoum received his Ph. D. in Near Eastern Studies and Anthropology at Princeton University. He has taught in the Department of Anthropology at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Currently, he is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University.

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"Upper-division undergraduates and above." - Choice "The fascinating figure of the Kahina is explored to wonderful effect in this study, her role in the colonial history of North Africa finally having been given the original consideration it so richly deserves." - Lawrence Rosen, Professor and Chair, Anthropology, Princeton University "Hannoum's work is one of the most original I have seen having to do with North African cultural history...The interweaving of myth, colonial history, postcolonial history and sociological analysis seems to me masterful...The play of Berber, Jewish, and Arab identities, male and female, historical and mythological, is not only become again matter of current political and scholarly interest, but the demonstration of the manner in which those identities are formed and expressed, the play of literary and cultural genres through which they are actuated, is an important contribution to social analysis, and not only in North Africa." - Professor Clifford Geertz, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

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