In-Depth Reading on the Berbers

If you would like more in-depth information on some of the topics touched on in the latest episode of Diwaniyya, have a look at these publications by two of the experts featured on the show. See more suggested readings after the jump. 

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman's The Berber Identity Movement and the Challenge to North African States is available through Texas University Press. — A quick primer on Berber culture and history.

Ben-Layashi, Samir. "Secularism in the Moroccan Amazigh Discourse." The Journal of North African Studies 12 (2007): 153-171.

Goodman, Jane E. "Writing Empire, Underwriting Nation: Discursive Histories of Kabyle Berber Oral Texts." American Ethnologist 29 (2002): 86-122.

Gross, Joan E. and David A. McMurray. "Berber Origins and the Politics of Ethnicity in Colonial North African Discourse." PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 16 (1993): 39-58.

Maddy-Weitzman, Bruce. "The Berber Awakening." The American Interest 6 (2011): 29-35.

Maddy-Weitzman, Bruce. "Ethno-politics and Globalization in North Africa: The Berber Culture Movement." The Journal of North African Studies 11 (2006): 71-83.

Alona Ferber

Diwaniyya Contributor