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

A friend introduced me to ‘Abd al-Haq during the elections in Algeria in December 1991. I was surveying the electoral behavior of youths of the poorer quarters of Algiers (the casbah), the suburbs (Bachdjarah) and a mixed neighborhood (El-Biar). At the time I was trying to meet pietistes (devout ones) and “Afghans” to test my thesis about the rise of “neo-communitarianism” in Algeria. [1]

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Meriem Verges "“I Am Living in a Foreign Country Here”," Middle East Report 192 (January/February 1995).