Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you know vaguely that the Casbah is something you’re supposed to rock, and Shaleena doesn’t like it, but that’s about where most people’s knowledge ends.
In fact, as you may have guessed, The Casbah is an actual place, and not just a cool place, but a place of historical significance as well. For starters, the term “Casbah” refers to the citadels (walled city more than fortress I think) that were typical of North African cities and towns, and THE Casbah typically referred to the citadel in Algiers.
The Casbah (in Algiers) played a central role during the Algerian struggle for independence (1954–1962) … but rather than me pretending to know more than I really do, you can read about the Casbah on Wikipedia yourself.
The reason I am writing this post is to pay respect to the person who previously owned this domain, Widred Khadraoui. I do not know her and as of this writing she doesn’t know I exist, but have had a chance to search through some quickly-fading Google cache data to see what this domain was about. And what this domain was about was letting the world know what was going on in Algeria, letting Algerians know that the world had not forgotten about them, and attempting to foster open and transparent discussion about the contemporary challenges facing Algeria, Northern Africa, and the Arab people.
So, in case you’ve come to this blog hoping to stay in touch, I commit I will continue providing you this information to the best of my ability — just keep checking under the category Live From The Casbah.
Lastly, dear reader, to thank you for your patience in sticking with me and reading all the down to the bottom, I wanted to share with you this special treat. Obviously, the Clash had a very well-known song pertaining to the Casbah, but I found a cover by a brother from another mother which I would like to share with you. Have a listen to both and let me know which one you prefer in the comments.
P.S. I thought this wordpress theme would look cool but I’m starting to think it looks hideous. Please be patient while I figure out a better option.
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