A Review of Bruce Maddy-Weitzman's Book was published in Oxford Middle East Review


A review of Bruce Maddy-Weitzman's latest Book Amazigh Politics in the Wake of the Arab Spring was published in Oxford Middle East Review.

"Overall, Amazigh Politics in the Wake of the Arab Spring contributes new, much-needed scholarship on the evolution of recent currents in Amazigh activism throughout North Africa. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman takes a comprehensive look at developments where Amazigh activism was previously established, such as Algeria and Morocco. In such contexts, he exposes a salient division between parts of the Amazigh cause that prioritise cultural and linguistic gains, and those that embrace newer and sometimes more controversial tactics in the political sphere (155). Maddy-Weitzman also devotes significant attention to typically neglected or previously unasserted spheres of Amazigh identity activism, such as in Tunisia, Libya, and the Tuareg communities of Mali. This book is essential reading for all those interested not only in Amazigh activism, but also minority rights and indigeneity discourses, North African politics, and transnational identity movements."

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