I am not sharing a video this time. Instead I post the below, my own composition :)
I hope you like limericks.
Anniversaries are usually there not only to remember and celebrate but also to take some minutes and reflect on what has been achieved, what has been missed and what has gone wrong. Many Algerian bloggers took the opportunity of this day to talk of the wrong-doings of our rulers, the issues our country still faces and the position Algeria holds in the world (which would not be deserved); and I agree with most of them. But, like last year, I am just going to remember and celebrate so I am sharing this song by the legendary Kabyle singer Cherif Kheddam (wiki link in Kabyle). It is titled “Algeria will heal inshAllah” and conveys a message of hope.
Happy Independence Day to Algeria and to all my compatriots.
I will of course switch back to normal mode starting from tomorrow :)
الله يرحم الشهداء
Louis-Philippe cynically declared in 1835, “What difference does it make if a 100,000 rifles fire in Africa. Europe doesn’t hear them”. What a mistake he had made!
56 years ago, a handful of young Algerian militants of the PPA/MTLD decided that it was time to put an end to the French presence in Algeria and break-up the war. They did make not only Europe but the whole world hear Algeria’s voice. Many say Continue reading