In the 1950s, Elaine Mokhtefi travelled from the U.S. to France and first encountered the community of Algerian activists seeking an end to French imperialism in their homeland. In 1962, she moved to Algiers, the capital of the newly-independent Algerian Republic. By the late 1960s, she began working with the International Section of the Black Panther Party. Over several years, Mokhtefi met many of the figures who flocked to the “Mecca of revolutions” that Algeria had become. Algiers, Third World Capital (Verso Books, 2018) is her fascinating memoir.
Copies of Algiers, Third World Capital (Verso Books, 2018) by Elaine Mokhtefi are available for order from Pulpfiction Books, BC's Legendary Bookstore. An e-book version can be ordered directly from Verso Books.
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SFU History Reads is a Public Book Club that discusses timely works of historical interest to bring the study of history to the community.
#SFUHISTREADS: Algiers, Third World Capital (Verso Books, 2018) by Elaine Mokhtefi
Saturday, March 2nd, 2PM
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC (Main Entrance from West Cordova St)
The SFU Department of History, the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies, the School for International Studies, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and the SFU Woodward’s Office of Community Engagement invite you to our second #SFUHISTREADS event. All readers within and beyond the university are welcome!
This year, we will read and discuss Algiers, Third World Capital (Verso Books, 2018) by Elaine Mokhtefi.