Said Bouamama is a French sociologist of Algerian ancestry; he is the author of many books, including, most recently, Figures de la libération africaine. De Kenyatta à Sankara (2014), Femmes des quartiers populaires, en résistance contre les discriminations (2013), Dictionnaire des dominations du sexe, de race, de classe (2012). This article appeared in French on the site Investig’Action on January 22, 2015.
THE FIRST BITTER FRUITS OF NATIONAL UNITY
By Said Bouamama
Wars, Fears, Humiliations, Surveillance
The great demonstration Je suis Charlie on January 11, 2015 was celebrated by the media, the government, and the near-majority of the political class as a symbol of national unity in the face of the terrorist threat.