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This chapter has three aims. The first is to give a comprehensive narrative of Alfellaga. The second is to show how Tamasheq concepts of masculinity and warfare determined patterns of warfare during Alfellaga, as well as the military tactics used by the rebels. The third is to show how in Tamasheq historica discourse Alfellaga is intertwined with other historical events and embedded in an explanatory narrative of resistance. The chapter focuses on the topics presented as relevant in Kel Adagh historical discourse: historical continuity of resistance; masculine values of honour and combat; the fighting itself; and especially the suffering of the population under the repression of the Malian Armed Forces.

Keywords: Alfellaga; Kel Adagh; Malian Armed Forces; Tamasheq



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