Memoirs of an Upright Life, 1945-1973
Mohammed Harbi was one of the first to fight for independence in his native Algeria. The publication of his memoirs is an important political and literary event. A subjective chronicle of a man who stood up for the causes he believed in, as well as a rigorous historical study filled with documents and testimonies never before published, this book unveils many secrets and deconstructs many myths. In a lively and personal manner, Harbi remembers the political engagement of his youth in the 1940s, careful not to forget the factual precision which is the mark of an historian. Une vie debout sheds a unique light on the complexity of Algerian society and the tragedy facing Algerians today.
Mohammed Harbi : Born in 1933 in El Harrouch, Mohammed Harbi is a renowned historian of contemporary Algeria. FLN, mirage et réalités (Jeune Afrique, 1980), and his many other titles, are indispensable references on Algerian politics.