Who Are The Berbers Of North Africa

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In June 2019, an Algeria banned protestors from waving the Amazigh flag. Stating it was an assault on Algeria’s Arab identity. Why? Because the Amazigh are the indigenous people that have occupied North Africa since...well pretty much forever.

Fuelled by couscous these famous merchant nomads once linked the Mediterranean World with Sub-Saharan Africa. Fought against Roman, Arab, and French empires and now battle for recognition in their own countries. They call themselves Amazigh; we know them as the Berbers of North Africa.

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Hsain Ilahiane, Historical Dictionary of the Berbers (Imazighen)(2006) (https://amzn.to/2KpfGtI) - This book is very expensive.

David Levinson - Encyclopedia of World Cultures (https://amzn.to/2YoXPgA) - Interesting if slightly outdated

The Berber Identity Movement and the Challenge to North African States (https://amzn.to/2yBEN7q) - This is a great general overview of Berber history and modern issues

We Are Imazighen The Development of Algerian Berber Identity in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture Fazia Aïtel (https://amzn.to/2Yksk7f)

Imperialism, Colonial Identity, and Race in Algeria, 1830-1870: The Role of the French Medical Corps (https://www.jstor.org/stable/237655?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents) - This is behind a paywall :( Sorry

Carol R. Ember - Encyclopedia of World Cultures-Gale Group_Thomson Learning (2002)

Steven L. Danver - Native Peoples of the World_ An Encyclopedia of Groups, Cultures and Contemporary Issues-Routledge (2012) (https://amzn.to/319e1iO)

Cynthia Becker - Amazigh Arts in Morocco_ Women Shaping Berber Identity (https://amzn.to/2YCf2hD) - This was a great read and I struggled with having to cut a lot of the script that was based on this book due to time constraints

Decolonizing Indigenous Education_ An Amazigh_Berber Ethnographic Journey (https://amzn.to/2M14CWX) - Interesting book but I didn't end up using a lot of it's information in the script as most of it was covered in the others books I had read before it.

Hometown Transnationalism_ Long Distance Villageness among Indian Punjabis and North African Berbers (https://amzn.to/2KgBXtG)

The Berbers_ Their Social and Political Organisation (https://amzn.to/2ZAa0DW)

Jane E. Goodman - Berber Culture On The World Stage_ From Village To Video (2005) (https://amzn.to/2YhIZs2) - Great for things like gender, identity, and background on the Berber spring

David Crawford - Moroccan Households in the World Economy_ Labor and Inequality in a Berber Village (https://amzn.to/2YFqnNZ)

Katherine E. Hoffman - We Share Walls_ Language, Land, and Gender in Berber Morocco (https://amzn.to/2YrKIeI)

Sources

http://www.agraw.com

http://www2.nau.edu/~jar/RIL_10.html

http://www.lotexx.de/Berberisch/index_en.htm

https://web.archive.org/web/20060804154052/http://fotw.vexillum.com/flags/berber.html

https://africa.si.edu/exhibits/tuareg/who.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/specials/1624_story_of_africa/page66.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/people/highlights/010423_berbers.shtml

https://m.sfgate.com/news/article/Morocco-s-Berbers-Battle-to-Keep-From-Losing-2941557.php

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-35515769

https://minorityrights.org/minorities/berber/

https://www.jstor.org/stable/237655

https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2014/03/125938/morocco-lifts-the-ban-on-amazigh-names/

https://web.archive.org/web/20141212014847/http://www.amazighs.fr/facebook-en-langue-tamazight

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170427-the-politics-of-being-berber/

https://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/09/world/meast/argan-oil-berbers-morocco/index.html

https://www.clio.fr/BIBLIOTHEQUE/langue_et_litterature_berberes.asp

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/01/berbers-amazigh-year-180112073125573.html

https://thearabweekly.com/fears-language-war-algeria-over-status-tamazight

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/comment/2019/7/15/banning-berber-flags-will-only-reinforce-algerian-solidarity



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