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The following year ), which deal with the complexity of daily life in urban Algeria, have received international recognition.
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Seemingly, only deep religious faith and belief in the nation’s populist ideology have prevented complete social disintegration.
There has been a contradiction, however, between the government’s various populist policies—which have called for the radical modernization of society as well as the cultivation of the country’s Arab Islamic heritage—and traditional family structure.
" He obviously assumed that because I am a western girl I am easy.
As he didn't get what he wanted he remained sulky, refused to pay for things for me, he said "if you want something, you buy it".
Extremists have opposed secular values in art and culture and have targeted prominent Algerian authors, playwrights, musicians, and artists—including the director of the National Museum, who was assassinated in 1995; novelist Tahar Djaout, who was murdered in 1993; and the well-known Amazigh musician Lounès Matoub, who was assassinated in 1998.Daily activities and social interaction normally take place only between members of the same gender.Marriage in this milieu is generally considered a family affair rather than a matter of personal preference, and parents typically arrange marriages for their children, although this custom is declining as Algerian women take on a greater role in political and economic life.Reading these stories about "muslim" men, I think the majoriy of Norh African born men have the same mentality and personality. If you follow the coran you will learn that a woman should be respected. Before marriage he drank, had girlfriends, not at all religious.A real muslim does not drink or have sexual relations before marriage. When we meet he was very SLEAZY, I rejected his advances and he was very cold and selfish saying "if you don't sleep with me I am going to leave you!!!
Algerians traditionally consider the family—headed by the husband—to be the basic unit of society, and women are expected to be obedient and provide support to their husbands.