Algeria Early History

Algeria Early History

PREHISTORY The archaic nature of the human presence in Algeria is attested by the Ain Hanech deposit with tools on pebbles attributed to the lower Paleolithic and by the discovery, in Ternifine, of fossil remains (with a probable age of around 700,000 years) referable to Homo erectus, which have made possible the reconstruction of a […]

Algeria Recent History

Algeria Recent History

HISTORY: BIRTH AND EVOLUTION OF THE NATIONALIST MOVEMENT The economic, social and moral consequences of colonization had a heavy impact on traditional Algerian society, causing imbalances and resentments from which the movements of political demand drew strength, first of all that of the Young Algerians (1911) who demanded a more rapid implementation of the assimilation. […]

Algeria Economy

Algeria Economy

ECONOMY: GENERAL INFORMATION From an economic point of view, Algeria presents itself as one of the most dynamic countries on the African continent. During the French colonization the economy was set up according to the needs and advantages of the colonists, without reaching even the slightest integration with the internal reality, on the contrary creating […]

Algeria Traditions

Algeria Traditions

About half of the Algerian population is still deeply linked to life in the fields and pastoralism; it mainly lives in villages, whose appearance varies considerably as one proceeds inland from the coasts. Along the maritime strip, where among other things the French influence was greater, the classic Mediterranean village prevails, located on the hilly […]

Algeria Arts

Algeria Arts

The Berber tradition survives above all in Kabylia, a region E of Algiers, where the local dialect (Tamazight) is spoken as the first language. Music is part of everyday life; the most popular genre is the raï, where the lute and other traditional instruments mix with the more modern ones; it is a genre of […]

Algeria Literature 2

Algeria Literature Part II

The central characters of the plots are the young Maghrebi from the poorest suburbs in search of social integration. An example of this is Le Gone de Châaba (1986; The boy from the poor neighborhood), written by Azouz Begag (b.1957). Furthermore, the narrative often arrives, through the reconstruction of “exemplary” stories, to the condemnation of […]

Algeria Literature 1

Algeria Literature Part I

According to agooddir, Algeria presents a particularly varied cultural framework in which the Kabyle tradition converges, expressed mainly in Berber dialect, of which Marguerite Taos Amrouche (1913-1976) has collected the most beautiful things in an anthology, entitled The magic grain (1966) ; classical Arabic, literary and musical culture; and, finally, French culture. Algeria contributed to […]

Algeria Theater

Algeria Theater and Cinema

Acording to a2zdirectory, this African country occupies the vast central-eastern section of the Maghreb and it is therefore, in its cultural matrices, a Mediterranean and Islamic country. The Algerian national idea dates back to the time when the country opposed the Ottoman rule, in the 10th century. XVIII; frustrated by French colonization, a stronger national […]