'I'm looking forward to The French Intifada. With the troubled banlieues as his starting point, Hussey visits the frontlines of a guerrilla struggle that has been going on since 1800, from the Gare du Nord to the souks of Marrakech, to the mosques of Tangier.' --'2014 non-fiction preview', Rachel Cooke, Observer
'Hussey's as much at home with hip-hop and gruesome Islamist videos as he is talking to buttoned-up French prison officials. I admire Andrew Hussey's book because he has had the courage to go where I didn't' --Nick Fraser, Observer
'Hussey is an engaging guide writing with authority and humour about everything from Zinedine Zidane to architecture. He manages to make what at times is a terrible tale into a fascinating and enjoyable read' --Irish Examiner
'The French Intifada mixes lively street reportage with the history of two brutal centuries in France's former Maghreb territories. This is strong stuff' --New Statesman
'Disturbing and provocative' --Daily Telegraph
'Urgent and brilliant… Superb writing on the complexities of race, religion and immigration that situates this in the legacies of Empire and colonialism' --Huffington Post
'Hussey's narrative strategy is to combine the job of a historian with that of a reporter, and he evinces gusto for being on the ground. His writing is lively and well paced' --Times Literary Supplement
'Disturbing and provocative' --Daily Telegraph
'Indispensable' --'Book of the Year' chosen by Patrick Marnham, Spectator
'A fascinating book'
Charles Moore in the Spectator --Spectator
Beyond the affluent centre of Paris and other French cities, in the deprived banlieues, a war is going on. This is the French Intifada, a guerrilla war between the French state and the former subjects of its Empire, for whom the mantra of 'liberty, equality, fraternity' conceals a bitter history of domination, oppression, and brutality. This war began in the early 1800s, with Napoleon's aggressive lust for all things Oriental, and led to the armed colonization of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, and decades of bloody conflict, all in the name of 'civilization'. Here, against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, Andrew Hussey walks the front lines of this war - from the Gare du Nord in Paris to the souks of Marrakesh and the mosques of Tangier - to tell the strange and complex story of the relationship between secular, republican France and the Muslim world of North Africa. The result is a completely new portrait of an old nation. Combining a fascinating and compulsively readable mix of history, politics and literature with Hussey's years of personal experience travelling across the Arab World, The French Intifada reveals the role played by the countries of the Magreb in shaping French history, and explores the challenge being mounted by today's dispossessed heirs to the colonial project: a challenge that is angrily and violently staking a claim on France's future.
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Description du livre Faber & Faber, 2014. État : New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Praise for The French Intifada "Uncompromising . . . [a] brilliant book." Damian Thompson, The Telegraph "Fascinating and hugely readable . . . Hussey makes a strong case that France's contemporary malaise can only be understood in the light of this tragic history." Matthew Campbell, The Sunday Times "Refreshing . . . a good introduction to the most sensitive issues of race, religion, citizenship and history that grip modern France." Tony Barber, Financial Times "I admire Andrew Hussey's book because he has had the courage to go where I didn't." Nick Fraser, The Observer "Hussey is an engaging guide . . . writing with authority and humour about everything from Zinedine Zidane to architecture. He manages to make what at times is a terrible tale into a fascinating and enjoyable read." Rob Dex, Irish Examiner " The French Intifada mixes lively street reportage with the history of two brutal centuries in France's former Maghreb territories . . . This is strong stuff." Charles Bremner, New Statesman Praise for Paris: The Secret History "In his . . . shockingly violent alternative history of Paris, Andrew Hussey illuminates the city's gutters, stews, slaughters, riots, underbellies, and crimes in the shadowy corners that Balzac relished. The result is . . . a fascinating riot of a book." Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Jerusalem. N° de réf. du libraire ABE_book_new_0865479216
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