We invite you to join us for a talk with Mme. Zohra Drif to discuss her newly published memoir “Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter.” Her talk will be followed by a brief reception and book signing, in which books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Just World Books.
Mme. Drif is a recently retired Vice-President of the Algerian Senate. In an earlier era, she was a key activist in her people’s struggle for liberation from the grip of French colonialism. Indeed, she played a key role in the historic Battle of Algiers (1956-7), a battle that was a tactical victory for the French but that contributed to the victory of the Algerian freedom struggle just five years later.
We are excited that, 60 years after 1957, Mme. Drif will join us here at Georgetown to explore themes of anti-colonial resistance, women’s involvement in liberation movements, and more.
Please RSVP via Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2vtt4nv
~Mme. Drif’s talk will begin promptly at 6:15pm. It will be followed by a reception and book signing. Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Just World Books.~
Thank you to our co-sponsors:
African Studies Program
Mortara Center for International Studies
Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security
Department of History
Institute for the Study of Diplomacy