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9 Unearthing the father’s secret: postmemory and identity in harki and pied noir narratives Véronique Machelidon Interviewed by Thierry Leclère in La Guerre des mémoires: La France face à son passé colonial, renowned French historian Benjamin Stora summarized his life’s work as an attempt to ‘dresser des passerelles entre deux mémoires différentes [de la colonisation française] et de trouver des espaces mémoriels communs’ (2011: 37) (bridge two different memories of French colonization and find common memorial spaces). In an earlier article titled ‘Quand une

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are determined ‘to take control of their own affairs’.27 35 Glynn 02_Tonra 01 19/06/2014 12:48 Page 36 36 CLASS, ETHNICITY AND RELIGION IN THE BENGALI EAST END Figure 2.2 The Muslim League prepares to march to Downing Street and call on the Prime Minister, Clement Atlee, 1946. Ali Abbas, in the dark coat and hat, complained in his memoir: ‘all we had from that quarter was his personal assurance that they would oppose any oppression of the Muslims by the Hindus’. (Sport and General Press Agency) The League also organised and distributed its own monthly

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apathy, resignation, or bohemianism that is, in so many others, its surface manifestation. Sorel’s ethical extremism was, in a sense, the purest expression of a moral ideal that other intellectuals harbour too in less apparent ways. Sorel, Shils recalled in a memoir (1975e: xiv), ‘made an unpleasant but nonetheless deep impression on me’. Along with de Man, Taine, and others, Shils credited Sorel for helping to reinforce his nascent belief in the ‘notion that a society has a set of moral and cognitive beliefs, adherence to which is a condition of its survival’ (1975e

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to publicly challenge homophobia. Undoubtedly, Cusack’s revelation of his gay identity and his startling account of such episodes constituted a significant political decision and a new direction on his part. However, Eibhear Walshe’s argument that the book was ‘a different kind of sports memoir’ is not entirely accurate. Walshe (2009) contends that the book was, ‘a Trojan Horse (an image used by Cusack himself), unsettling the accepted norms surrounding Irish male identities. His decision to come out via his sporting recollections is all the more radical and

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this quote, Guène approves of Delanoë’s gesture through the point of view of Doria’s mother. Although the novel’s main theme is the story of Doria growing up in the banlieue, there are a few references to France’s colonial presence in North Africa which contribute to the reader’s awareness of the tragic events of October 1961. The filmed interviews Faïza Guène and Bernard Richard put together with historian Jean-Luc Einaudi’s help in 2002 (Mémoires) and the publication of Kiffe kiffe demain in 2004 have allowed the long-repressed date of October 17, 1961 to resurface

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on Irish arts and crafts, on musical instruments, cottage furniture and súgán chairs that would not be out of place in The Tailor and Ansty, the ribald memoir of country life by Eric Cross that O’Faoláin championed.17 In a 1941 editorial he argued that one can talk about nationality until one is blue in the face and get no nearer the fact, ‘but when somebody makes a chair that is patently an Irish chair, and not a Birmingham chair, that is Nationality’.18 The cultural artefacts he championed were chosen for their ordinariness. New ‘Irish’ designs, he argued, should

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/01/2016 13:25 112 Irish adventures in nation-building ­ erpetrators. It argued against corporal punishment for ‘sex offences’ by p boys because such punishment would be more psychologically harmful than the ‘sex offence itself’. Nowhere did Some of Our Children consider the likelihood of the sexual abuse of children by their custodians. One of its contributing authors, Peter Tyrell, had been committed to Letterfrack in 1924 at the age of eight along with his two elder brothers. Tyrell wrote a harrowing memoir in 1958 that was eventually published in 2006 as Founded on

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sequence. Martin is one of the world’s leading sociologists of religion and became an Anglican priest in his fifties. (His memoir, The Education of David Martin: The making of an unlikely sociologist , was reviewed in the TLS of 21 February 2014.) For seven years in her youth, Armstrong was a member of a Catholic order of sisters, the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, and she

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-based Irish exiles to try to interest his Rome-based monarch in an invasion plan. Moreover, before Leslie’s invasion memoir is dismissed outright, it should be remembered that Charles Edward’s ‘rash adventure’ shook the Hanoverian monarchy to its foundations in 1745. ‘Mad Robin’ refused to disclose his ambitious plan to the duke of Mar or [Sir] David Nairne, 1st baronet (1655–1740), but did so to the Irish Jacobite cavalier Sir Charles Wogan, in whom he had full confidence. His fears may not have been totally unfounded when one considers the subsequent ‘treasonable

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. They illustrate the importance attached to keeping in touch even in very risky situations. The children were being introduced to ways of life which were far removed from those they encountered, or even heard about publicly, in England. Censorship meant that everyday life in Northern Ireland was not portrayed in the media, which simply reported bombings and shootings with very little explanation or sympathy for those caught up in violent incidents. Such politicization of children was graphically underlined in Patrick Maguire’s memoir My Father’s Watch, written with

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