Cheikh Bouamama
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Cheikh Bouamama
Cheikh Bouamama
Born1833 or 1840
Figuig, Morocco death_date = 17 October 1908
Known forLeader of the tribe Awlad Sidi Shaykh

Cheikh Bouamama or Shaykh Bu 'Amamah (Arabic: ?‎) led a popular resistance against French occupation in Algeria and Morocco from 1881 to 1908.[1]

Cheikh Bouamama was a leader of the tribe Awlad Sidi Shaykh.[2] The resistance that he led in the southwest of Algeria and southeast of Morocco from 1881 to 1908 fell apart due to disagreements among the tribes.[3] When Cheikh Bouamama retreated to Morocco in 1882 the French conquest of the south of Algeria was complete.[2]

The Algerian filmmaker Benamar Bakhti made the 1983 film L'Épopée de Cheikh Bouamama ("The Epic of Cheikh Bouamama").[4]


  1. ^ Aghrout 2005, p. 86.
  2. ^ a b Sivers 2012.
  3. ^ Krause 2017, PT175.
  4. ^ Armes 2005, p. 191.


  • Aghrout, Ahmed (2005). "Algeria: Conquest and Resistance, 1831-1879". In Shillington, Kevin (ed.). Encyclopedia of African History. 1. CRC Press. ISBN 1579582451.
  • Armes, Roy (2005). Postcolonial Images: Studies In North African Film. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-21744-8.
  • Krause, Peter (2017-05-15), Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win, Cornell University Press, ISBN 978-1-5017-1266-1, retrieved
  • Sivers, Peter von (2012), "Algeria", Islamicus, retrieved

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