Monday, November 24, 2008

Lalla Fatma N'Soumer

I have never heard of this woman before reading more about the Algerian invasion but I was fascinated by the descriptions of her feats. A contemporary of the great Abd al Qadir al Jazairi, she led fierce resistance against the French occupation of her homeland and was finally captured and sent to one of their infamous detention camps, where she died. More here.

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