kittyboo_tastic (kittyboo_tastic) wrote in the_literati,
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Conquest of Algeria

I am doing research on the visual representation of the French conquest of Algeria, and I am more generally interested in Racial discourse in Orientalist painting. But I am myself French, and although I endeavour to be objective, it is something which is often very difficult, would it be only for the increasing uneasy feeling I have when I read about the atrocities the French governement commited upon the people of Algeria.  And still commits today upon the Algerian community living in France.
It feels like History keeps repeating itself over and over and over...

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