McKinney, Mark: "‘Tout cela, je ne voulais pas laisser perdre’. Colonial lieux de mémoire in the comic books of Jacques Ferrandez." In: Modern and Contemporary France 9.1 (2001), S. 43–50.
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Keywords: Colonialism, Ferrandez. Jacques, Memoria
Collection: Modern and Contemporary France
A comic-book series by French artist Jacques Ferrandez serves as a case study of how Pied-noir memories of Algeria are given expression in popular culture. Ferrandez recreated French Algeria as a virtual place of memory in his five-volume Carnets d’Orient , by borrowing images from colonial postcards and orientalist paintings, as well as stories from sources including his own family history and French travel writings about the ‘Orient’. Although he provides a useful critical perspective on the colonial period, he is limited in this effort by his identification with the Pied-noir community, and his desire to memorialise French Algeria.
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