Hamdan Khodja (Q). Algerian academic. Hamdan ben Othman Khodja. edit. Language, Label, Description, Also known as. English. Hamdan Khodja. See more of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum | Fazza on Facebook. Log In. or. Create New Account. See more of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin. Hamdan Khodja is the author of Le Miroir ( avg rating, 5 ratings, 1 review, published ).

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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. You are right, the people cherished many great values.

This reminds me of how the French gave importance to some Marabouts and zawiyasand also how the Algerian government is doing the same today. What solution did we find? As to your comment, I hamdam Bennabi became famous for his colonisability concept because he was the first to introduce it in this very accurate manner, but his analysis was more global.

Notify me of new posts via email. I finish this review by mentioning four of the many points Hamdan treated in his book. Were we colonized because we were not enough strong to defend ourselves? Learn how your comment data is processed. Another important point mentioned in the book is the taxes.

This point probably hamdxn his initial welcome of the French invasion.

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On the other hand, if the French decided to conquer Algeria and stay there, he promised a tough resistance from the Kabyles and Arabs outside of the Algerian cities. When he became a victim of the French conquest ofhe sent a petition to King Louis Philippe to complain about the atrocities committed against him by the French Army. The country stagnated for many centuries and it is unfortunately back into stagnation again.

These people being the Turksthe Kouloughlisthe Moors and also the Kabyles and Arabs who settled in the cities and adopted their customs. Yes indeed I understand what you mean, …the people were divided in a tribal like social system and devoted to the marabou worshiping… compared to what was happening in Europe, at that time, our people khocja to be sleeping… drifting away from hkodja world civilization flow, but still when you read the book people are portrayed as honourable people who had a code of honour who lived peacefully in their land and that was enough for them.


The first step would be to change what is interior to us, the colonisability. Unfortunately the future tells us that he was mistaken and colonialism had stronger kyodja. Buy it from Argentina, Brazil, India hsmdan may be Sudan.

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Notify me of new comments via email. Biography Khodja was born in Algiers, Algeria, in to a family of Turkish origin belonging to the high administration of the regency. In the first part, Hamdan Khodja describes the different populations living in the Regency. As much as we should work on our colonisability, the Europeans should work on their colonisity.

This site uses cookies. He said our people have been using a broom with a short handle for N years and nobody thought of using a long handle. Furthermore, Khodja wrote the book ” Le Miroir ” in which he denounced the encroachments by French soldiers in Algiers, thus becoming the first essayist on this subject; it was translated into French and printed in Paris in You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Stagnation on our side and movement on theirs.

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This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. France at that time had all those conditions that make a nation ready to colonize another one…a kind of predator nation…feeding on other nations land and resources to survive and grow. At many occasions, he said the Muslims are usually either too optimistic or too pessimistic when all we need to get the correct analysis is to be fair, honest and fearless of seeing our bad sides. He wrote the book ” Le Miroir ” in which he denounced the encroachments by French soldiers in Algiers, thus becoming the first essayist on this subject.

He expected them to act according to honour or moral codes while they had none. One Night with You film. Instead, they thought they were superior and decided therefore to colonise the less developed inferior ones.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Which brings me to an important point: He talked of the massacres perpetrated by the French army in khorja places in Algeria and he gave the example of Blida.


Algiers attacked by the French marine, khoxja June – Theodore Gudin. He explains how they conspired against the Algerians by reporting lies to the French who relied on them because they spoke French and Arabic and how they took the opportunity to buy properties from the Algerians at very low prices. The second part of the book deals with hamdna French invasion and its consequences both on Algeria and France.

So the Turks, who understood this fact, chose a way around it. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Having said this, Bennabi reacted to his environment with people complaining all the time and protesting to get their rights very similar to our current situation. Even when Muslim states conquered other countries, it was never because they felt they were superior. The last point in this first part was reserved to the government and the different positions and responsibilities one could find in the system a description of who does what.

As a “kouloughli”, which was a term used to refer to the offspring of Turkish men and Algerian women, Khodja received an excellent education and was well travelled. Bennabi once gave an interesting example: The same thing goes for the Arab tribes with their horse-riding skills. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! This last point was very important as it hit the religious side.

He also blames Dey Hussein because he had appointed this useless man, the right man in the right place as the saying goes.

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Some rumours say Haedo never lived in Algiers and his books relate the facts other captives shared with him. The strength we need to prevent colonisation is not necessary in the military.

Perhaps because he lost faith in a French withdrawal?