Marie-Louise Taos Amrouche was an Algerian artist and writer who was born into a family of Roman Catholic converts in 1913. She translated many folk tales to French and sang in Kabyle.
Her first album Chants berbères de Kabylie (1939) was widely successful as were her novels, Jacinthe Noir (1947) and La Grain Magique (1966). She passed in away 1976.
Matloob Za3eem - Cairokee
Two Nubian young women are renovating their house - Old Nubia before dislodgment
شابتين نوبيتين ترممان وتجملان منزلهما - النوبة القديمة قبل التهجير
A Nubian mother and her children, and the dog heading to the new villages in Kom Ombo during the dislodgment.
أم نوبية معها طفليها وكلبهما أثناء تهجير النوبيين للقرى الجديدة في كوم امبو
Muammar Gaddafi’s former prime minister and oil minister was found floating in the Danube River, though no obvious signs of violence could be found. An autopsy will take place in the next few days, though it’s unknown if details regarding his death will be made public. Ghanem served as prime minister from 2003-2006, and as oil minister until last year. He defected last summer during the Libyan Revolution, and moved to Vienna to work as a consultant. (Photo via The Friday Times) source
All from Harquus: North African Women’s Traditional Body Art Volume 2: Paint (pdf) by Catherine Cartwright-Jones.
National Geographic : Africa adorned. Photographs by Angela Fisher. November 1984.
Black Libyans fear for their lives
Libya is home to a large minority of black Libyans, many of whom supported Muammar Gaddafi, the former leader, and some who fought on his side against the rebel uprising.
But since Gaddafi’s government was ousted from power, entire communities of black Libyans have disappeared without a clear reason, leaving virtual ghost towns behind.
Al Jazeera’s Anita McNaught reports from one such town, Tawergha, where remaining members of the community fear for their lives.