?♂️ "In my dream, I drove to a market in a car that grew larger and more labyrinthine with each turn, leading me through a surreal landscape where the vendors sold memories and the customers bartered with their own identities, and I felt as if I was both lost and at home in this bizarre bazaar of the mind."
The Berber Queen who defied the Caliphate: Al-Kahina and the Islamic Conquest of North Africa
Seventh-century North Africa would see the rise of a warrior queen named al-Kahina. Who was she and how was she able to wage a war against the Umayyad Caliphate?
After their unification under the banner of Islam and the rule of the caliphs in Medina, the Arabs embarked on a series of spectacular conquests during the 7th and 8th centuries. By the mid-8th century, they created an empire that encompassed the territories between the Iberian Peninsula in the west to Norther India and Central Asia in the East...