A Culture Capital For Different Reasons

Algiers has been named cultural capital of the Arab world. “The Arab League imported the concept from Europe but Algiers is not Graz. Europe’s cultural capitals hope for visitors – is Algiers ready for tourists? Their goals: first, to tempt the frightened people back into theatres and concerts and second, to show the world to which they once turned their backs that ‘they are people like everyone else’.”