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Tag Archives: Amazigh

Celebrate North African Amazigh New Year in Boston

North African Amazigh

Following a successful event last year, The Amazigh cultural network in America (ACNA)  in collaboration with Kabyle community of New England are organizing another annual celebration for the North African Amazigh new year ‘Yennayer 2968’, — marks the first day of the agrarian calendar year used since ancient times by Amazigh people throughout North Africa — on Saturday, January 13, …

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Tuareg Poet Mahmoudan Hawad Wins Argana International Poetry Award 2017

Hawad

Tuareg poet Mahmoudan Hawad won the international Argana poetry award 2017, granted by Morocco’s Bayt Achiir (House of Poetry). Hawad is an Amazigh poet, painter and author born in the Aïr region of Niger known for the method he calls” furigraphy” to create space in his poetry and to illuminate certain themes. Common themes of his work include thirst, movement, wandering, …

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ASC-Libya Releases Statement on Racial Remarks Made by Libyan Officials

Amazigh Supreme Council

In reference of the observations of the Amazigh Supreme Council (ASC) of recent racist statements of individuals considering themselves in position of authority in Libya, and the reiteration of those statements by several officials representing institutions auto-proclaiming legitimacy in the state; to a level where some of them are warning that Libya is “under a threat of becoming an African …

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Malika Mezzane Released From Jail After 2 Months

Malika Mezzane

Rabat, Nov 17, 2017  Malika Mezzane whose 2-month sentence for criminal threat and discrimination against Arabs in a video she published on social media, sparked a national outcry, was released from jail Friday morning after serving two-month sentence. Malika Mezzane is an Amazigh secular poet and human right activist, known for her intrepid writings and her unconditional support for Kurdistan and it’s referendum.

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Commemorating The Battle of El Herri

El Herri

The Battle of El Herri (also known as Elhri) was fought between France and the Amazigh Zaian Confederation on 13 November 1914. It took place at the small settlement of El Herri, near Khénifra in the French protectorate in Morocco. The battle was part of the Zaian War, in which the confederation of tribes sought to oppose continued French expansion …

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New Publication | Modern Amazigh Poetry: Selected Poems

Amazigh Poetry

An e-book titled “Modern Amazigh Poetry: Selected Poems”, translated from Amazigh (berber) language to English by Mustapha Akhoullou, has been published and is now available at Amazon.  The book was written originally by Mohamed Ouagrar and it consists of selected poems that Mustapha translated from Amazigh (Berber) language to English. Mohamed Ouagrar is a distinguished Amazigh poet in Morocco. His …

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Indigenous North Africans: Imazighen

Imazighen

By Amina Elmansouri North Africa, including Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia and Sudan; are often referred to as part of the Arab world, or as Arabic countries. Although many of these countries have been, “Arabised,” since the Arab/islamic conquests in 632AD, the native people of North Africa are not at all Arabic. The indigenous people of North Africa are called the …

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Mah (Mother), New Amazigh Film from the Canary Islands

MAH

Mah (mother) (25 minutes), is an extremely interesting film project about the indigenous people of the Canary Islands known as Guanches —refer to the aboriginal Amazigh inhabitants of the Canary Islands—.   The film is directed by Armando Ravelo and starring Laura Perdomo, Maykol Hernandez, Francisco Vazquez, Hiram Vega and Cristo Quintana.

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