Diwaniyya Episode 1: The Berbers of North Africa

Throughout their long history, the Berbers, an ethnic minority of North Africa, have alternately accepted and rejected new political regimes, religious beliefs and cultural norms—all the while maintaining a coherent identity. In this first installment of the Minorities in the Middle East Series, we discuss the significance of language, history and culture to the Berber minority, and the struggle for Berber rights in Morocco and Algeria.

Guests: Bruce Maddy-WeitzmanSamir Ben Layashi and Daniel Zisenwine.

Shoshi Shmuluvitz - Producer, Host
Alona Ferber - Executive Producer
Ben Silsbee - Executive Producer, Editor, Engineer

Alona Ferber

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