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Absent the Archive: Cultural Traces of a Massacre in Paris, 17 October 1961

Lia Brozgal


Cultural Traces of a Massacre in Paris: The October 17, 1961 Anarchive is the first cultural history devoted to literary and visual representations of the police massacre of peaceful Algerian protesters. Covered up by the state and hidden from history, the events of October 17 have nonetheless never been fully erased. Indeed, as early as 1962, stories about the massacre began to find their way their way into novels, poetry, songs, film, visual art, and performance. This book is about these stories, the way they have been told, and their function as both documentary and aesthetic objects. Ident ... More

Keywords: Algerian War, France, Colonialism, Decolonization, Postcolonial Studies, North Africa/Maghreb, Francophone Postcolonial Culture, Archives, Memory, Beur, Cinema, Literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789622386
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789622386.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lia Brozgal, author