Augustine of Hippo

Augustine was a Roman African who is recognized as a saint in the Catholic Church, Eastern Christian Church and Anglican Communion. His writings had a profound influence on the development of Latin Christianity and Western philosophy. Augustine and his family were Amazigh (or Berbers), a group indigenous to North Africa. Augustine was born in 354… Continue reading Augustine of Hippo

Frantz Fanon

Frantz Fanon was a psychiatrist and philosopher known for his analysis of the mental health effects of colonialism and his writings in support of the liberation of colonized peoples all over the world. Fanon was one of the main theorists who provided the intellectual foundation behind the Algerian War of Independence, including supporting the use… Continue reading Frantz Fanon

Tariq ibn Ziyad: The Algerian Who Conquered Spain

Tariq ibn Ziyad was a Muslim commander of Amazigh origin from present day Algeria, who led the Islamic conquest of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) between 711–718 AD. He is considered one of the greatest military commanders in North African and Iberian history. Amazighs (or Berbers) are an ethnic group indigenous to North Africa,… Continue reading Tariq ibn Ziyad: The Algerian Who Conquered Spain