November 1st 1954 is a date which means a lot to Algerians. In that date, after more than a century of colonial tyranny, the Algerian people decided to regain its freedom and rose against the French colonizer. Sixty years after, memories of the war are fading away and Nov. 1st has less to evoke today than what it used to.
For my father, stories of the war of independence keep coming back to haunt him. But my father is a guy who keeps things to himself. Fortunately, my grand mother may Allah bless her soul was there to tell me stories about him. Continue reading