Letters From Algeria

John Simpson presents three compilations of letters written by Algerians to friends and relatives in France, describing life in the midst of their country's bloody civil strife.

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011998020919990314

60-year-old Mourad, a veteran of Algeria's war of independence, informs a former comrade-in-arms that everything they fought for is now in ruins.

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60-year-old Mourad, a veteran of Algeria's war of independence, informs a former comrade-in-arms that everything they fought for is now in ruins.

021998021619990321

44-year-old Fatiha speaks of the difficulties of being a teacher and a parent in the atmosphere of fear which has gripped the country.

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44-year-old Fatiha speaks of the difficulties of being a teacher and a parent in the atmosphere of fear which has gripped the country.

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The last programme features Mohamed, a writer; 14-year-old Toufik, whose uncle was killed the day before he writes; and Latifa, a hairdresser.

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The last programme features Mohamed, a writer; 14-year-old Toufik, whose uncle was killed the day before he writes; and Latifa, a hairdresser.