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New Texts Out Now: Natalya Vince, Saintly Grandmothers: Youth Reception and Reinterpretation of the National Past in Contemporary Algeria
Natalya Vince, “Saintly Grandmothers: Youth Reception and Reinterpretation of the National Past in Contemporary Algeria.” The Journal of North African Studies, 18:1 (2013). Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this article? Natalya Vince (NV): The Algerian War of Independence (1954-62), or at least a selective and glorified version of the war, has played a key role in both the formation of Algerian national identity and the legitimization of political elites. For the past ...Keep Reading »
Natalya Vince is a Senior Lecturer in North African and French Studies at the University of Portsmouth. The focus of her research is modern Algerian and French history. She is the co-editor of the edited collection France and the Mediterranean (with Emmanuel Godin, Peter Lang, 2011) and is currently preparing the manuscript of a monograph, provisionally entitled Our Fighting Sisters: Nation, Memory, and Gender in Algeria, 1954-2012 (under contract with Manchester University Press). She was recently an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Early Career Fellow, and is currently a lead member of a British Academy sponsored UK-Africa Academic Partnership, exploring oral history methodologies through investigating the participation of Senegalese soldiers in the French army during the Algerian War.