Les combattantes de la guerre d’Algérie


Amrane, Djamila. 1992. “Les combattantes de la guerre d’Algérie.” Matériaux pour l’histoire de notre temps 26 (1): 58‑62.

English: Amrane, Djamila. 1992. “The Female combatants of Algeria’s war.” Materials for the history of our times 26 (1): 58‑62.

Author: Djamila Amrane


Article details the various female combatents in the Algerian War—a topic that has been ignored by the literature. Various types include: “Les Maquisardes”, who were cooks and nurses and worked on the front; “Les Fidayate”, a minority, these women were directly involved with combat and the placement of bombs; “Les Moussebilate” or resistant civilians. Together these women help give a better illustration of female involvement in the war and the “portrait of a woman combatent”. The article ends with a description of female combatents after the war.


“De larges pans de l'histoire de la guerre d’Algérie restent encore très mal connus. Le combat des Algériennes notamment a été largement occulté, comme si l'histoire de ces sept années de guerre pouvait s'inscrire en faisant abstraction d'une moitié du peuple algérien: les femmes”. (Amrane, p 1)

Topics: Armed Conflict, National Liberation Wars, Combatants, Female Combatants, Gender, Women, Post-Conflict Regions: Africa, MENA, North Africa Countries: Algeria

Year: 1992

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