I read a book called "Merchants of Oran" by Joshua Schreier. which describes Oran before the French got there and when they got there in the 1830s. The point of the book is that, unlike the accepted notion that the French brought civilization to the Jews of Algeria, the Jews in Oran were powerful
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"Oran was a beautiful city I often hear people say. I sometimes get confused between my recollections of life there, and those etched in my mind by others who shared that space and time with me."
Roi, P.M: Black Feet, Gauchos, and Cowboys. PNIA Publishing, 2019.
The tale of a young pied-noir’s coming of age in America.
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