Berber, Arab, Islamic, and European values mix and sometimes clash as Algeria struggles for peace after more than a half century of war. While converting from socialism to capitalism, Algeria's leaders face major economic problems such as unemployment and inadequate housing. Recent progress in solving Islamic terrorism, Berber unrest, and women's inequality raises hope for a more prosperous future.
"The book details the country's climate, geography, agriculture, industry, daily life in both rural and urban areas, and arts and culture. The book features maps, black-and-white photographs, and special boxes...The book's final pages offer a set of facts-at-a-glance, a detailed chronology, an annotated bibliography including works for both children and adults, an annotated list of works consulted (including web sites), and an index."
-- Multi-Cultural Review (March 2001)
Price: US $32.10