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Book Chapter from Kelly, L. & Pusse, T. & Woods, J. (eds) Gender, Nation. Text: exploring constructs of identity.

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This chapter forms part of an inter-disciplinary collection on gender studies, discourses and identities. It examines feminised representations of Algeria and makes an important contribution to scholarship by tracing depictions of the territory as an indigenous female by both pro- and anti-colonial sides. It is also particularly innovative in its revelation of heretofore unexplored post-independence representations of Algeria as a white female by respected pied-noir (settler) authors – Alain Vircondelet, Jules Roy and Albert Camus.