Friday , April 28 2017

Amazigh History

36 Years Later, Still No Sign Of Boujamaa Habbaz

Boujamaa Habbaz

By Zouhir Az, April 21, 2017 On 19 April, 1981, Boujamaa Habbaz, Amazigh activist, linguistics professor and co-founder of the Moroccan Research and Cultural Exchange Association (AMREC), left his house in the morning and never came back. He disappeared very mysteriously without a single trace. Boujamaa Habbaz was born in Botazolt village near Ouarzazate in southeast Morocco, where his father was a mine worker. There, …

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Amazigh Spring Timeline of Important Dates

Amazigh

Today April 20th, marks 37 years since the student and the Amazigh people of kabylia in Algeria were violently handled by the government forces in an effort to express their legitimate cultural demands. On April 1980, special forces stormed the Tizi Ouzou campuses and broke into the student dormitories many were beaten up while asleep hundreds were wounded and hundred others …

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Commemorating the 55th Anniversary of Mouloud Feraoun’s Assassination

Mouloud Feraoun

Mouloud Feraoun (1913–1962). A prominent Amazigh writer from Kabyle whose real name is Aït Chaabane Mouloud Feraoun. Born on March 8th, 1913 in Tizi Hibel in Greater Kabylia. Although he was born to a poor peasant family, he managed to get through the French school system and to earn a diploma at the Bouzaréah School (Teacher’s College) in Algiers. After …

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Top Five Most Influential Amazigh In World History

Amazigh

By Zouhir Az, There are countless unsung heroes throughout history that are deserving of greater recognition and appreciation. Among these heroes we have chosen to shed light on five such remarkable Amazigh individual who have impacted the world. If you have suggestions for other notable Amazigh names, please let us know in the comments so we can do a follow-up post and we can continue to …

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Film : Saint Augustine of Hippo, The Greatest Amazigh Saint Of The Roman Empire

Saint Augustine

‘Saint Augustine : The Decline of the Roman Empire’ uses a historic backdrop to tell the true story of Augustine of Hippo also known as St. Augustine or St. Austin,— one of the most remarkable Amazigh-Berber leaders and thinkers of late Christian Rome who was born in 354 in Thagaste (present-day Souk Ahras, Algeria)—. The story is about one of the …

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In Loving Memory of Mouloud Mammeri, Father of Tamazight

Mouloud Mammeri

28 years ago, Imazighen lost Mouloud Mammeri: a writer, a playwright, a researcher, an anthropologist, a thinker, … a father! Like Ulysses, all his life was a kind of journey which took him back after long detours to his native land after a time consuming search to reconciliate his spiritual affiliation with his people. He made peace with himself but …

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Massinissa, king of Numidia

By Mr. A. Haddadou, June 30, 2015 , MASSINISSA whose name was transcribed MSNSN on the libyques steles – with probably reading farmhouse N SEN “their lord” – wasthe son of king Gaïa. One knows very few things of Gaïa but it is known that under the direction of this sovereign, the kingdom massyle had started to reach a high …

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Remembering the Life and Legacy of Ali Sadki Azayku

Ali Sadki Azayku

Ali Sadki Azayku is an Amazigh poet, historian and novelist, born in 1942 in an Amazigh village near Taroudant, Morocco, that goes by the name Igran in the region of Izuyka, which gave Ali his nickname Ali Sedki Azayku“Azayku.” He attended a French school in Tafingult, south of Tizi n Test. He then joined the Pacha school and the Ecole Régionale d’Instituteurs …

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95th Anniversary of the Battle of Annual

Annual

Ninety-five years ago today, the greatest battle of the Rif resistance began, the Battle of Annual, or in what became known in Spain as the disaster of Annual. where the forces of Muhammad ‘Abd al-Karim al-Khattabi destroyed the 20,000 strong Spanish army of General. Silvestre, on July 22, 1921 at Annual in northeastern of Rif, (about 50km west of Nador). While it …

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