Topic: Colonialism

A harkis unit, Muslims recruited by the French for the battle against Algerian rebels, marches through an Algiers street in 1957 (photo: AFP)

60 years since the beginning of the Algerian war

National Fronts?

Markers indicating the location of landmines (photo: imago)

Landmine victims in Algeria

Open wounds

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stand guard at Mosul Dam in northern Iraq, 21 August 2014 (photo: Reuters)

Iraqi crisis

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The expected death of a nation

Hélène Cixous (photo: AFP)

Interview with the philosopher Hélène Cixous

"I don't regret attending the school that is Algeria"

Max von Oppenheim in his tent in Djebelet el-Beda, Syria, 1929 (photo: Max Freiherr von Oppenheim-Stiftung)

The German archaeologist and explorer Max von Oppenheim

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Enchanted by the Myth of the Orient

Photo of a graffito depicting Edward Said (© Ahl Al Kahf)

Essay by Adania Shibli

Recalling Edward Said's Thought Today

French patrol near Duvivier, Algeria, on 21 January 1958 (photo: dpa)

France and the 50th Anniversary of Algeria's Independence

A Pact against Memory

Benjamin Stora (photo: www.babelio.com)

Interview with Benjamin Stora

The Bitter Legacy of Past Franco-Algerian Relations