Feraoun and the Algerian Revolution: The identities of the Algerian Revolution and the ways in which an Algerian writer interprets these identities (thesis)
The Algerian revolution was a war fought not only for the independence of Algeria but for the preservation of Arab identity as well. The French had spent over one hundred years attempting to change Algerian identity; they changed the language, theculture, the economy, and the politics of Algeria. However, the one thing that they could not change was the people of Algeria. Even a man who seemed to be the perfect example of an Algerian that has integrated in to French society maintained his separation. This man was Mouloud Feraoun: a Kabyle, an intellectual, a Muslim, but most importantly an Algerian. Feraoun was able to not only give one perspective of what was happening in the revolution but he also was able to examine the changing and evolving identities of the time. [From Conclusion]
Thesis; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]Taylor M. Theodossiou is a member of the Class of 2015 of Washington and Lee University.