Mémoires d’une combattante de l’ALN: Zone autonome d’Alger

TitleMémoires d’une combattante de l’ALN: Zone autonome d’Alger
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDrif, Zohra
Number of Pages607
PublisherChihab Editions

Born In 1934 in Tiaret, Zohra Drlf joined the Front de Liberation Nationale (FLN) in Algiers during the war. After Algeria's independence, she became a lawyer and married FLN founding member Rabah Bitat (1925-2000), who was president of the National Popular Assembly from 1977 to 1990. Drif was a member of the Constituent Assembly in 1962 and, in 2002, was appointed vice-president of the Council of the Nation, which is the upper house of the Algerian parliament. 

Her memoir focuses on her youth, from her birth in a well-to-do, well­ educated Muslim family to her arrest in September 1957 during the Battle of Algiers. The publisher depicts Drif as a 'heroine of the war of national liberation' and highlights that she put a bomb in the Milk Bar, in the centre of Algiers, in September 1956. This terror attack killed four people and injured dozens of civilians.

Translated TitleMemories of a Fighter of the ALN: Autonomous Zone of Algiers
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