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May 31, 2023 · Translation by M'hamed Oualdi

Testimony of Jean-Luc D, collected by Observatoire des armements – translation completed

Recording of translation process from open source writing pad (May 2023).


Left: Scan of original testimony collected by the Lyon-based NGO Observatoire des Armements in collaboration with the Association of the Veterans of the French Nuclear Tests and their Families. To protect the privacy of the witnesses, identifying information has been redacted. Right: Export of translation. ›››


Translator: M’hamed Oualdi

M'hamed Oualdi is a professor of history at Sciences Po-Paris. He teaches and studies the history of early-modern and modern North Africa. He is also the principal investigator of a research project ‘SlaveVoices’. Funded by a European Research council consolidator grant this project seeks to understand the experiences of the slaves of various origins in North Africa and the Western Mediterranean during the abolition era by studying their ego-documents. He recently published A Slave Between Empires. A Transimperial History of North Africa, Columbia University Press.

Other translations by M’hamed Oualdi:
Testimony of Lucien P, collected by Observatoire des armements

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