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By Denis Guenoun,Judith Butler,Ann Smock,William Smock

ISBN-10: 0231164025

ISBN-13: 9780231164023

Denis Guénoun's father was once an Algerian Jew who inherited French citizenship and respected the foundations of the French Revolution. He taught technology in a French lycée in Oran and belonged to the French Communist celebration. He infrequently fought on a successful part, yet his trust within the universal pursuits of Arabs and Jews, Europe and a liberated North Africa, name out to us from the ruins.

In global conflict II, he used to be drafted to guard Vichy France's colonies within the heart East. even as, Vichy barred him and his spouse from instructing college simply because they have been Jewish. while the British conquered Syria he used to be despatched domestic to Oran. In 1943, after the Allies captured Algeria, he joined the unfastened French military and fought in Europe. After the warfare, either mom and dad went again to instructing, doing their most sensible to reconcile militant unionism and clandestine celebration task with the calls for of educating and kin. The Guénouns had no interest in Israel. They thought of themselves at domestic in Algeria. From 1958 onward, Guénoun supported Algerian independence, outraging his French friends. Expelled from Algeria via the French paramilitary corporation Armée Secrète, he spent his final years in Marseille.

This ebook movingly recreates the efforts of a grown-up son, Denis Guénoun, to appreciate what occurred in his youth. Gracefully weaving jointly younger thoughts with learn into his father's lifestyles and occasions, this memoir confounds the differences -- ethnic, nationwide, and political -- that will in a different way clarify or justify clash. Who belongs the place? who's one's common enemy? appreciably adversarial to any kind of racism, Guénoun's father believed Jews and Arabs have been sure via an actual fraternity and will in basic terms become aware of a unfastened destiny jointly. He known as himself a Semite, a note that united Jewish and Arab worlds and top mirrored a shared origin.

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