19 November 2018

Dihya: female hero of Algerian resistance

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Dihya, or Kahina is said to have been a military and religious leader, who lived during the fall of the Roman Empire in Algeria. reports citing BBC Africa.

Warrior queen and a religious and military leader who led indigenous resistance to the Muslim conquest of the Maghreb, the region then known as Numidia.

Little is known about her life, but many still use her image to represent strength, resistance and feminism.

This series has been produced using historical and iconographic research, but includes artistic interpretation.

2018.10.24 / 11:11
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