Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here


Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter is the conclusion chapter of the book Disputed Desert. Throughout this book the author argued that the conflict found its origins in a Tamasheq desire to regain the political independence they held in the 19th century and which they had lost after French colonial conquest. One could safely say that Alfellaga was the result of relations between two different political elites based on mutual distrust and negative preconceived stereotyped images. Throughout this book the author stressed the importance of a particular Tamasheq concept in explaining the outbreak of rebellion: Egha, a mixture of hate; powerlessness; and longing for revenge; or a contracted honour debt. The main leaders of the ADC were the same men who had led the rebellion of the 1990s, the generation of the 'orphans of the Adagh', who had taken egha during Alfellaga, but who had repaid their honour debt at the battle of Toximine.

Keywords: Alfellaga; Disputed Desert; rebellion; Tamasheq



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Disputed Desert — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation