Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

Algeria’s Islamist challenge to secularism and the populist revulsion against the corruption of the ruling National Liberation Front (FLN) form the background to “Fatma”, a one-woman show which premiered May 23, 1990, at the El-Mouggar theater in Algiers. “Fatma’’ recounts a day in the life of an Algerian washerwoman who is a maid and a servant to the state, to her employers and to her family.

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How to cite this article:

Susan Slyomovics "A Woman’s Life on an Algiers Stage," Middle East Report 166 (September/October 1990).