Kadour Naïmi came from Algeria to study in France in 1966, four years after his country’s liberation from colonial rule and two years before a different liberation movement exploded in France. Capturing the youthful enthusiasm and revolutionary earnestness of the young rebels he joined, Naïmi’s account of May ’68 is a memoir like no other. Spirited and inspiring, it manages transmit important historical lessons amid stories of sex, studies, and street-fighting. This is his first book published in English.
Born in 1945 in Algeria,Kadour Naïmi pursued studies in theater direction at the École Supérieure d'Art Dramatique du Théâtre National de Strasbourg (1966–1968), then received a sociology degree at the University of Louvain-La-Neuve (Belgium, 1979). He worked in various countries as a playwright-stage director and a scriptwriter-filmmaker. He is also an author and journalist. He supports the principle of social self-management to eliminate every form of economic exploitation, culturalalienation and political domination, and their replacement with a human community of freedom in solidarity.
David Porter, a professor emeritus at SUNY/Empire State College, taught politics and history, including courses on modern Algeria. David is the author ofEyes to the South: French Anarchists & Algeria, and editor ofVision on Fire: Emma Goldman on the Spanish Revolution and an analyst of the recent “leaderless revolutions” of the Middle East and North Africa.
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