Tuesday , March 28 2017

Tag Archives: Amazigh Culture

Premiere Screening Of “Canarias Amazigh”

Only 6 days left until the official premiere of Canarias Amazigh, following in the Footsteps of early inhabitants of the Canary Islands, known as the Guanches. This new documentary will be screened on March 30th at 8:30PM in the Monopol Theater, in Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, Spain. More information can be found at this facebook page CanariasAmazigh.  

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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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Statue of Ibn Battuta Unveiled in Quanzhou Museum In China

Ibn Battuta

By Zouhir Az, A bronze-made sculpture of Ibn Battuta —known as the greatest Amazigh Traveller, geographer and botanist of premodern times— has been unveiled and inaugurated in Quanzhou Museum of Contemporary Art located in Fujian Province in China, to pay tribute to his everlasting impact on China’s history. Ibn Battuta started on his travels from his hometown Tangier when he was …

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International Women’s Day: Honoring Amazigh Women

Amazigh woman

International Women’s Day is an annual celebration of the respect, honor and appreciation towards women across the world. In recent years, the annual event has gained decent recognition, giving a chance to celebrate achievements in the women’s movement and to inspire further progress through both local and international action. On this occasion, the Amazigh World News team would like to take this opportunity …

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Kabyle People Form New Autonomy Movement In Tizi Ouzou

Kabyle People

Kabyle – AWN| In a recent statement released to multiple media outlets, the RPK’s coordinator Hamou Boumedine announced — at the conclusion of the convention held in the village of Arous, in Tizi Ouzou — the formation of a new political movement by the title of ‘Rassemblement Pour la Kabylie (RPK)’. in directly translated in English this would read the Assembly for Kabyle …

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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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Tamazight is Declared An Official Language in Amazigh Concentrated Districts in Libya

Libya

Libya | AWN – The Amazigh High Council (LAHC) in Libya has issued a circular declaring Tamazight as the official language in the major Amazigh inhabited cities and districts in Libya, said a news report yesterday. This decision status will legally allow the Amazigh language to be taught in public schools, featured in state paperwork and documents as well as correspondences and signboards. …

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Tifinagh Currently On Display At Endangered Language Exhibition In Vermont

By Tim Brookes Just in time for International Mother Language Day, I have an exhibition of carvings that has gone up at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont—an exhibition that includes a carving based on Amazigh Tifinagh calligraphy by Madghis Madi. The exhibition consists of the phrase “Mother tongue” in 13 different endangered written or spoken languages. It is open until March …

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