Literature of Refusal

The postumously published memoir of Algerian freedom fighter and revolutionary Mokhtar Mokhtefi, I Was a French Muslim, sketches a life of struggle against oppression and colonialism.

Painting by Elaine Mokhtefi

In her 94 years, Elaine Mokhtefi has lived several lives. Born Elaine Klein in New York, just months before the stock market crash of 1929, she was expelled from university for refusing to obey segregation on public transport. After becoming the student leader of an international movement for world federalism, she was expelled for being […]

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