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Speaking out
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The 1990s-2000s witnessed the consolidation of harki activism as new grassroots associations emerged alongside a series of prominent community spokespeople and the history of the harkis began garnering increasing media coverage. These developments raised the public profile of the community while simultaneously replacing ideologically driven interpretations of the harkis with a more nuanced historical picture. This fostered a willingness among harkis and their spouses to speak publicly about their past, which was further nurtured by efforts from both activists and academics, many of whom were harki descendants, to collect and disseminate these voices. However, as this chapter will show, these evolutions brought forth a range of issues: the lack of unity among associations; the balance between individuality and cohesion within collective narratives; and questions about who possessed the legitimacy to speak for the wider community.

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From empire to exile

History and memory within the pied-noir and harki communities, 1962–2012


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