Posts Tagged “French”

Penguin Books releases Samira Sedira’s novel “People Like Them”

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Penguin Books releases Samira Sedira’s novel “People Like Them”

Penguin Books releases Samira Sedira’s novel “People Like Them” Carmac is a small, homogenous town in the French mountains where everyone knows each other…and their business. But when a new family arrives—Bakary and Sylvia Langlois and their three children—Anna and Constant Guillot sense that something is about to change. Compared to the rest of Carmac,…

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Algeria: Aging Power, Longevity and Credibility

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Algeria: Aging Power, Longevity and Credibility

Algeria: Aging Power, Longevity and Credibility Too many old Guard, no Young replacements on the horizon — and the people remain in misery – but will they act? will collective action on the part of the people make for change? By Abdennour Toumi One measures a nation by its natural resources, military power, political system…

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Tale of the “Burkini” in the French Riviera

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Tale of the “Burkini” in the French Riviera

West Meets East, the Tale of the “Burkini” in the French Riviera. French Rivera and the Beauty Island of Corsica, from bare breasts beaches to “Burqinis,” questions Marianne’s liberty symbolism and the French Republic “values.” By Abdennour Toumi The recent Mayoral decision to ban full body swimwear known as the “burkini” (compound of burqa’a and bikini)…

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Sykes-Picot Agreement, Myth vs Reality

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Sykes-Picot Agreement, Myth vs Reality

The Sykes-Picot Agreement symbolizes the secrecy by which France and Britain decided to carve up the Middle East based on their economic and power issues and not on the interests of the people of the Middle East. And while the agreement was never realized, it set the stage for the turmoil that has plagued the…

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Battle of Paris: the French capitol after the ISIS terror attacks

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Battle of Paris: the French capitol after the ISIS terror attacks

By Abdennour Toumi Paris, France — Across the mythical French capital, from Paris’ northeastern banlieue to Republic Square, symbol of liberty and conviviality, a pleasant evening to enjoy. On Friday the 13th, do you remember eleven months ago, a policeman was shot dead in the street in the eleventh arrondissement before twelve satiric journalists were…

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The Struggle for Social and Economic Justice in France

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The Struggle for Social and Economic Justice in France

“Liberty-Equality-Fraternity” is the motto of the French Republic but the spirit it implies is applied selectively in reality. By Abdennour Toumi Paris, France — In October of 2005 neighborhoods in the banlieues of France erupted in violence, the cause of those riots, the deaths of two teenagers Ziad and Bouna, electrocuted on a power transformer…

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