The legacy of Matoub Lounès

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Twenty years after his despicable assassination by the Algerian government, the Kabyle hero Matoub Lounès is more alive than ever because a poet never dies. His thunderous voice still resonates, forever haunting the minds of Islamists and Algerian junta whom he has basically been execrated.

The Revered Rebel in Kabylia left future generations a fight to pursue, that of the consecration of the Kabyle language and culture. An ideal that can not became reality without the independence of Kabylia, as advocated by the MAK, worthy heir to the philosophy of Matoub who said in his will, his latest album, “dwa-s a ncerreg tamurt” (some day we’ll tear away the country).

Matoub Lounès murdered for raising the Kabyle and Amazigh cause very high left behind a heavy legacy that should be assumed by all Kabyles jealous of their identity and culture. It is up to us to bring the decolonization of our beloved Kabylia to a successful conclusion as wished by the late Lounès by massively adhering to the liberating work of MAK-Anavad.

Let us honor the memory of this valiant fighter who paid with his life for his commitment to a free and independent Kabylia, far from the obscurantism of the Arab-Baathists fed by a corrupt Algerian junta.

As such, if the battle of Matoub remains as lively in the hearts and minds of all Kabyles, the fact remains that the independence of his beloved homeland still has a way to go, which path will be so much shorter with the support of everybody to concretize definitively the ideal of our cause; independence.

Matoub would turn in his grave thinking that the Algerian government was paying tribute to him, he who rejected and vomited them. “Leqvayel waeraven mačči d atmaten” (The Kabyles and the Arabs are no friends), he said during his lifetime, to refresh the short memory of some usurpers and impostors who stand against the independence of Kabylia.

Let us assume the legacy of the Rebel, clearly expressed in his last album as a testament, the one where he parodied the Algerian anthem, obviously at the origin of his physical liquidation.

During his lifetime, Matoub whose name is associated with all the struggles of the Kabyle people has come to understand that independence is the only salvation for Kabylia.

Let us go beyond the folkloric and festive commemoration of his disappearance, and let us resolutely pursue his noble struggle for freedom and emancipation of the Kabyle people. This is the best way to pay tribute to him.

Mokrane Aweɣlis – translated from https://www.siwel.info/assumons-lheritage-de-matoub-lounes-mokrane-awe%c9%a3lis_57057.html

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