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Tafat Assia

Born 18 November 1946.


She participates in her first FLN demonstration in 1960.  Despite her mother’s protestations, she joins her neighbour and sister on regular demonstrations.


Each time the French Army visit her home, she pretends to be ill to avoid answering their questions and not be spotted as a protester.


The Algerian authorities take more than 50 years to discover that she was the famous ‘high school girl in a floral dress in the photo!’


She still lives in Algiers.

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