Morocco’s indigenous Amazigh women unite against Islamists and Arab elites

Their ancestors in ancient Carthage worshipped goddesses and venerated female warriors, queens, prophetesses and poets, but today the indigenous women of North Africa’s Amazigh or ‘Berber’ people say their matriarchal traditions and native language are under threat from Arab elites and burgeoning Islamism. In Morocco, home to the largest population descended from the region’s original inhabitants, activists blame […]