The Colonial Harem

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University of Minnesota Press, 1986 - Social Science - 135 pages
A collection of picture postcards of Algerian women exploited by the French, this "album" illustrates a powerful analysis of the distorting, denigrating effects of their presence on Algerian Society.

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This collection is really important for both: the African societies' history; for that it shakes up their homogeneous culture and makes them aware of which is theirs and which is not, and for the western colonizing ones', for that it shakes their very wrong oriental stereotypes about the orient world.  

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