March 6, 2014
A few words from Spanish actor Javier Bardem this week incited a diplomatic row that threatens to challenge the tight bond between France...
Poetry
February 23, 2014
July 5th 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of Algeria’s independence. Albert Camus’s 100th birthday was celebrated a year later, on November...
retrospectives
June 1, 2013
A couple of years ago, I interviewed Fatma El-Mehdi , an activist for the Western Sahara independence movement in its long struggle to...
Opinion
April 15, 2013
The life’s work of Jacques Derrida, often referred to by the name “deconstruction,” advanced a new way of reading. Emphasizing the deferral...
Art
November 18, 2012
Sixteen years after the French conquest in 1830, unlike Morocco and Tunisia, Algeria had become an integral, legal and administrative part...
Reviews
August 7, 2012
A theorization of the present is often a thankless task. The combined forces of serendipity, human agency, and political jockeying tend to...
Reviews
December 31, 2011
Warscapes asked readers to share titles of books evocative of war and conflict that have made a lasting impact on them – works which...
retrospectives
November 20, 2011
Yasmina Khadra is arguably just as well known for the questions surrounding his identity as for what he has written. The nom de plum e of...
retrospectives
November 20, 2011
The fiftieth anniversary of Algeria’s war of Independence is less than a year away. This war, that became the model of Third Worldism, is...