Mustapha goes to war (in pictures).
Series of 12 photographs each representing a chapter of the novel "Mustapha goes to war" , released in September 2021 by Riveneuve editions.
In this 1st chapter, I speak of violence, raids by cops and shards of glass a few seconds after an attack by the OAS rue Mouffetard, in Paris.
In this 2nd chapter, I talk about the delicious dates of the oasis of Figuig, on the edge of the Sahara. And a scorpion sting.
In this 3rd chapter, I talk about the fall of a Resistance network in Paris, an attempt to escape and an arrest on the metro platform.
In this 4th chapter, I talk about punters at Auteuil, the new pink tickets of the RATP and the first Parisian organizations to fight for the independence of Morocco and Algeria.
In this 5th chapter, I speak of the apricot pastries of an Algeria plagued by the French extreme right and of dreams of a great departure in the port of Oran aboard the Djebel Amour.
In this 6th chapter, I speak of support networks for FLN activists and the false papers of the famous forger Adolfo Kaminsky.
In this 7th chapter, I speak of the lamps marking out the parachuting grounds of the intelligence agents of Free France in occupied Normandy, and of the first glass of alcohol swallowed by Mustapha.
In this 8th chapter, I speak of the Colonial Exposition of the Porte Dorée in Paris and its sumptuous scenes of an empire on the verge of collapse.
In this 9th chapter, I speak of an incredible (but true) escape from the FFI during the week of insurrection at the Ile de la Cité police headquarters in Paris.
In this 10th chapter, I speak of the months of waiting of the French slums before the start of the fighting, the brown tobacco of their unfiltered cigarettes and the announced debacle.
In this 11th chapter, I talk about the power struggles within the French secret service and Kid Marcel's boxing fight at the Wagram room.
In this 12th chapter, I speak of the Algerian war which is not over for everyone and of a deadly shooting.