National Geographic : 2016 Oct
90 national geographic • october 2016 “The discrimination started at school; I was six or seven. It was during the Algerian war,” says writer Patricia Fatima Houiche, 66. Her mother was French, her father (photograph) an Algerian independence leader. She has lived most of her life in France. Her children are there too. But she hopes to be buried in Algeria. ALGERIANS IN FRANCE “I don’t wear my veil all the time. I put it on when I leave the university and go to the mosque,” says Ikram Chahmi-Gheidene, 23. Fleeing terrorism, her family came to Paris when she was eight. She feels at home and safe—but also wary, as suspicion of immigrants rises.