4 out of 4 stars
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A Dream For Peace is a well written historical book describing the life events that took place in the 1950s,as written by the very talented His Excellency Dr Ghoulem Berrah. He is one of the Algerian patriots who put their whole existence at risk in a bid to free his mother country from the menacing grasp of French colonialists for the sake of liberation. He narrates through his childhood and adulthood and his experiences as a vocal political student activist, all while studying in France to become a doctor. Over time he is involved in several movements and student mobilisations in the University and as expected he meets trouble. He is marked by the authorities and this puts considerable risk not only to his life but also to the movement as a whole, as he is one of the most influential and respected leaders.
The author depicts exceptional leadership qualities throughout the narration. He is a very intelligent organiser, determined, selfless and very strategical in his plans for liberation. A very efficient thought process is employed to ensure the achievement of goals. These are very sought after qualities of an excellent leader, some of which are lacking in our leaders today, that he manages to put forward and indeed they bring about such a great impact to the readers mind and influences a change of heart and mind towards better leadership. The use of great literature in the book to take the readers through the flow of events is commendable.
The book is an inspiration and thus no negative aspects were picked.
I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars , deservingly because of the fact that it was very carefully put together and edited. It does not deserve any score less for that would be unrewarding to such a good piece of art.
This book targets historians and people whose interest it is to learn about the befores of colonialism and the sweat and blood it took to get to where present day Algeria is today. The book is rich in culture and practices of old of the Muslim and French communities that may interest a reader who seeks after such.
A Dream For Peace
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