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Malika Rahal

Malika Rahal is a French Historian specializing in the history of Algeria and more generally of the contemporary Maghreb. She is the author of the book Algérie 1962.

Crowds in Algiers celebrating their country's Independence Day in the city centre

The Algerian War: Cause Célèbre of Anticolonialism

On July 5, 1962, Algeria declared its independence after 132 years of French occupation. The transition was chaotic and violent, but inspired revolutionaries worldwide.