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Title: THE SEINE WAS RED
PARIS, OCTOBER 1961
By: Leila Sebbar, Mildred Mortimer
Format: Book

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ISBN 10: 0253220238
ISBN 13: 9780253220233
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Publisher: INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pub. date: 25 August, 2008
Pages: 144
Description: Toward the end of the Algerian war, the FLN, organized a demonstration in Paris to oppose a curfew imposed upon Algerians in France. About 30,000 Algerians gathered peacefully, but the protest was suppressed by the Paris police. Between 50 and 200 Algerians were killed and their bodies were thrown into the Seine. This novel recounts this event.
Synopsis: Leila Sebbar's novel recounts an event in French history that has been hidden for many years. Toward the end of the Algerian war, the FLN, an Algerian nationalist party, organized a demonstration in Paris to oppose a curfew imposed upon Algerians in France. About 30,000 Algerians gathered peacefully, but the protest was brutally suppressed by the Paris police. Between 50 and 200 Algerians were killed and their bodies were thrown into the Seine. This incident provides the background for a more intimate look into the history of violence between France and Algeria. Following three young protagonists-one French, one Algerian, and one French national of Algerian descent-Sebbar takes readers on a journey of discovery and comprehension. Mildred Mortimer's impressive translation conveys the power of Sebbar's words in English and allows English-speaking readers an opportunity to understand the complex relationship between past and present, metropole and colony, immigrant and citizen, that lies at the heart of this acclaimed novel.
Publication: US
Imprint: Indiana University Press
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