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    The word rai music has been able to create a distinct place in the Algerian history. The word rai means opinion. In the Algerian society, this genre of music has had a controversial position. Rai started off more as an expression of taboo topics, such as sexuality. It was the singer’s way of expressing their opinions and feeling about such taboo topics. So generally, in a growingly conservative society, rai was seen as “dirty,” “impure” and was looked down upon. In this paper, I am to look at how rai music grew its influence in the 1990’s during the troubled regime in Algeria and it became as a way to rebel against the Islamists. We are going to look at how the different components of rai such as, the singer, the songs and the performance played…

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    French in the capital of Algeria ultimately led to Algeria gaining its official independence from France on the third of July in 1962. A truce had finally been reached between French President Charles de Gaulle and the Muslim-led National Liberation Front. According to the first chapter, “On Violence,” of Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth, Fanon argues that the colonial world represents naked violence.…

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    These effects can be found in multiple areas of Algerian life and culture. One such area is that of language. The prolonged presence of French peoples in Algeria meant that the French language inevitably permeated everyday Algerian life. The long-term effects of this permeation can be seen in the mounting attention that francophone authors have been receiving from renowned critics and competitions. Yet, while “the awarding of prestigious literary prizes to francophone Maghrebian authors has…

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    Throughout history, many nations have been subjected to imperialism. In particular, India and Africa have both seen their fair share of being ruled by another nation. Both these two regions had differing imperial experiences, much to do the aims of the imperialize to the independence movements indorsed by the native people. But, the imperial experience in India was much less destructive and more effective than the one in Africa. The process of the subjugation in both India and Africa can be…

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    others” (Roberts,98). With their advanced weaponry the colonial powers were able to maintain “the suppression of inter-tribal warfare” (Roberts,98). The significance of this was that they were able to solve some of the problems that the natives had to begin with, but at the same time they introduced many new ones that they have never seen before. Another aspect that the colonial powers had brought the natives was Christianity and education. “European language, Christian monogamy… [and] literacy…

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    Imperialism of France and Algeria Imperialism was a powerful force around the world throughout the 1800s. One place that was greatly affected by Imperialism was Africa. Imperialism is when a country exploits a weaker country for resources, new markets, or Nationalist gain. Powers such as Great Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Portugal were scrambling for land in Africa. These European powers wanted the resources and land in Africa. The European’s were able to defeat African tribes due…

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    The Influences of Languages in the Maghreb Language is regarded as the most basic means of expression across every culture and has continued to have significant impacts throughout history. Language precedes art as the most basic means of expression since it consists of unique personality, which is a reflection of the individual that speak it. Language basically solidifies the figurative thought processes and conveys information, aspirations, values, and beliefs. Cultures use language to…

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    Colonialism is a big theme in the 20th century. Both Gandhi and Fanon have written on colonialism and violence during that era. One if them is a guru of India, leading people to peace and unionship; the other is a psychiatrist working in Algeria, seeing the condition of Algerian people under the French control. Having experienced authentic colonialism during their years of service in an developing or underdeveloped country, they both have feelings to express regarding the oppression enforced by…

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    Colonization In Algeria

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    country, Algeria is a country that immediately comes to mind. It is a country whose culture, as well as conflicts, has been almost entirely rooted as a lasting legacy of colonization. Algeria is located in Northern Africa, possessing a terrain that is generally split into the mountainous Mediterranean of the north and the deserts (including the Sahara) of the south (Algeria) .In order to understand how the French maintained such a strong hold in Algerian policy and culture, it is important to…

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    French Revolution Dbq

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    The French army, “landing in June 1830,” easily overpowered the forces of the “dey.” But this success brought France only a small region round Algiers. The city of Constantine holds out “against the French for seven years.” In the meantime the invading force was also under threat from the strong amir of Mascara, Abd-el-Kader. “In 1839 Abd-el-Kader proclaimed a jihad, or holy war,” against the Christian intruders. He finally surrendered in1847. He was promised a safe conduct to a Muslim country.…

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