design999 replied to your post: design999 a réagi à votre billet “I t…

YES!!! Have you seen the cheap team show with Stromae and his management team?

Nah, I haven’t. :(  I’m gonna check! 

dyemelikeasunset replied to your post: bloglikeanegyptian replied to your po…

it’s okay, they’re all buff white boys, who even cares after a while

I blame it all on the overwhelming presence of white boys in Hollywood. After a while, you just confuse them with one another. 

padarnaalat a réagi à votre billet “bloglikeanegyptian replied to your post: epoquedesenchantee replied…”

you should watch pacific rim. there are three white male leads and they’re completely identical imo. I cna’t tell them apart! it made the movie very difficult to understand looool

Wow, no. :( What a terrible way to lose your time watching a movie. I thought the main leads were Charlie whatever, Idris Elba and Mako Mori (I think that’s the name of the character and not even the actress’s haha. I’m just basing this off from what I’ve seen on Tumblr)? Three white men, why. 

bloglikeanegyptian a réagi à votre billet “bloglikeanegyptian replied to your post: epoquedesenchantee replied…”

yeah but chris evans usually has superpowers and stuff so i like him more

Hell, I’m laughing at your reply. I love your reason as to why you like him more. That’s a great one. 

lametisse a réagi à votre billet “bloglikeanegyptian replied to your post: epoquedesenchantee replied…”

Oh man Chris Evans is seriously cute.

He looks like the dude next door to me. But maybe, I’ll feel differently if I watch him on screen (except Captain America, which movie is worth it?). 

design999 a réagi à votre billet “I told my friends that I found Stromae really cute and charming and…”

I agree with you. And his personality+creativity makes him even more attractive.

Yeeees, and his voice. I love listening to his interviews just because of his voice. 

bloglikeanegyptian replied to your post: epoquedesenchantee replied to your po…

noo chris evans is captain america, charlie hunnam is pacific rim

padarnaalat a réagi à votre billet “epoquedesenchantee replied to your post: roseamer replied to your…”

looool chris evans is not in pacific rim, chris evans is in captain america. I actually really like him he’s very funny and nice (well in interviews and such, the only medium we really see him through)

My mistake lmao. I swear, they look like each other?? Haha. 

epoquedesenchantee replied to your post: roseamer replied to your post: I told…

haha. that’s how I feel about these objective-good-looking men who terribly lack any charm, like chris evans or the thor dude. (well at least to me ofc)

I don’t even find Chris Evans good-looking to be honest (he plays in Pacific Rim right? I need to watch this movie). Average at the very least but not more. The Thor dude has a nice smile (and body). But yeah, just the kind of dude I’ll look at for 10 seconds before turning to my attention to something else… Nothing attention-worthy in those dudes. even their faces look like so many other ones. 

murab a réagi à votre billet “That obsession Tumblr has with white-passing Imazighen is starting to…”

made the mistake of reading a comment section once and someone tried to say Nubians were originally from Scandinavia :’(

And I who thought you were originally from outer space. #Disappointed

padarnaalat replied to your post: I told my friends that I found Stromae…

Hes cute. But those legs. Omg no.

I admit, he’s way too thin. :( (That’s like the only huge flaw I’d admit about him haha). 


If you’re a Christian, have a happy Easter, and remember that most Christians from the holy land are excluded today and every other day from worshipping at the place of the resurrection because Jerusalem is illegally occupied by the sectarian state of Israel.

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roseamer replied to your post: I told my friends that I found Stromae…

I think he is handsome, but then some people think Zac Efron circa 2007 is handsome, so you know, subjectivity

Well, Zac Efron has always been a quite good-looking guy but he has no charm?? He’s so bland. He’s not someone I’d be attracted to personally. Charms are so important to me haha. 

And yes, subjectivity definitely. I just don’t like when people make fun of my own subjective views. :( 







The Irish slave trade began when James II sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies. By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat. At that time, 70% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves.

Ireland quickly became the biggest source of human livestock for English merchants. The majority of the early slaves to the New World were actually white.

From 1641 to 1652, over 500,000 Irish were killed by the English and another 300,000 were sold as slaves. Ireland’s population fell from about 1,500,000 to 600,000 in one single decade. Families were ripped apart as the British did not allow Irish dads to take their wives and children with them across the Atlantic. This led to a helpless population of homeless women and children. Britain’s solution was to auction them off as well.

During the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish children between the ages of 10 and 14 were taken from their parents and sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia and New England. In this decade, 52,000 Irish (mostly women and children) were sold to Barbados and Virginia. Another 30,000 Irish men and women were also transported and sold to the highest bidder. In 1656, Cromwell ordered that 2000 Irish children be taken to Jamaica and sold as slaves to English settlers.

Many people today will avoid calling the Irish slaves what they truly were: Slaves. They’ll come up with terms like “Indentured Servants” to describe what occurred to the Irish. However, in most cases from the 17th and 18th centuries, Irish slaves were nothing more than human cattle.

As an example, the African slave trade was just beginning during this same period. It is well recorded that African slaves, not tainted with the stain of the hated Catholic theology and more expensive to purchase, were often treated far better than their Irish counterparts.

African slaves were very expensive during the late 1600s (50 Sterling). Irish slaves came cheap (no more than 5 Sterling). If a planter whipped or branded or beat an Irish slave to death, it was never a crime. A death was a monetary setback, but far cheaper than killing a more expensive African. The English masters quickly began breeding the Irish women for both their own personal pleasure and for greater profit. Children of slaves were themselves slaves, which increased the size of the master’s free workforce. Even if an Irish woman somehow obtained her freedom, her kids would remain slaves of her master. Thus, Irish moms, even with this new found emancipation, would seldom abandon their kids and would remain in servitude.

In time, the English thought of a better way to use these women (in many cases, girls as young as 12) to increase their market share: The settlers began to breed Irish women and girls with African men to produce slaves with a distinct complexion. These new “mulatto” slaves brought a higher price than Irish livestock and, likewise, enabled the settlers to save money rather than purchase new African slaves. This practice of interbreeding Irish females with African men went on for several decades and was so widespread that, in 1681, legislation was passed “forbidding the practice of mating Irish slave women to African slave men for the purpose of producing slaves for sale.” In short, it was stopped only because it interfered with the profits of a large slave transport company.

England continued to ship tens of thousands of Irish slaves for more than a century. Records state that, after the 1798 Irish Rebellion, thousands of Irish slaves were sold to both America and Australia. There were horrible abuses of both African and Irish captives. One British ship even dumped 1,302 slaves into the Atlantic Ocean so that the crew would have plenty of food to eat.

There is little question that the Irish experienced the horrors of slavery as much (if not more in the 17th Century) as the Africans did. There is, also, very little question that those brown, tanned faces you witness in your travels to the West Indies are very likely a combination of African and Irish ancestry. In 1839, Britain finally decided on it’s own to end it’s participation in Satan’s highway to hell and stopped transporting slaves. While their decision did not stop pirates from doing what they desired, the new law slowly concluded THIS chapter of nightmarish Irish misery.

But, if anyone, black or white, believes that slavery was only an African experience, then they’ve got it completely wrong.

Irish slavery is a subject worth remembering, not erasing from our memories.

Okay, what research or source is this argument based on ? I am sorry, but I call this whole thing bullshit !


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Thanks for facilitating the source, will look into it. After doing a bit of research I now believe that it is one of those very interesting and not very talked about topic, hope you did not take offense. :)

 no offense :) , here are some great books to read :

Irish Victims of Human Rights AbusesIrish Slaves, Saint Patrick, John Carthy, Desmond Doyle, Mary Norris

The Irish in the South, 1815-1877  By David T. Gleeson

If the Irish Ran the World: Montserrat, 1630-1730

 By Donald H. Akenson


Re-forming the Past: History, the Fantastic, and the Postmodern Slave Narrative

 By A. Timothy Spaulding

 John P. Prendergast, The Cromwellian Settlement of Ireland, Dublin, ?, 1865
Thomas Addis Emmet, Ireland Under English Rule, NY & London,
Putnam, 1903
 Prendergast, The Conwellian Settlment of Ireland
 Richard Ligon, A True and Exact History of Barbadoes, London,
Cass, 1657, reprinted 1976 
Sean O’Callaghan, To Hell or Barbados: The Ethnic Cleansing of Ireland, (Dingle, Ireland: Brandon, 2001) 

Handler, J. “Unshackled Spaces: Fugitives from Slavery and Maroon Communities in America.” Yale University: The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition,12/6-7/ 2002. Linebaugh, P. and Rediker, M. The Many Headed Hydra. Beacon Press.2000.

McCafferty, K. Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl. Viking Press. 2002.

O’Callaghan, S. To Hell or Barbados. Brandon Books Pub. Ltd., 2001

Vaughan,A. Roots of American Racism. Oxford University Press. 1995.


"It is well recorded that African slaves, not tainted with the stain of the hated Catholic theology and more expensive to purchase, were often treated far better than their Irish counterparts." 

I don’t get why the op needed to diminish the realities of the trans-atlantic slave trade that Black Africans faced in order to speak about this topic?? How the heck can the general treatment of African slaves at the times be considered as them being even well-treated?? Was it really necessary to constantly compare it with Black victims of this slave trade in this way? What the heck. 

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I told my friends that I found Stromae really cute and charming and they all made fun of me. Am I the only one who finds him so or…? 

That’s not someone I’d call handsome or conventionally attractive but still he has a lots of charm (and his smile is to die for tbh!). 

That might be the biased Stromae fan in me though. 



Algeria. The Shawia people, or Chaouis (شاويه) are a Berber people who live mainly in the Aurès, Nememcha, and Belezma regions surrounded by the Aurès Mountains, a large part of eastern Algeria known in ancient times as Numidia. They call themselves Išawiyen Icawiyen and speak Shawiya. Historically, the Aurès Mountains served as a refuge for Berber peoples, forming a base of resistance against the Roman Empire, Vandals, the Byzantine Empire, and the Arabs. Aurès was also a district that existed during and after the Algerian War from 1954-1962. It was in this region that Berber freedom fighters started the war.

The patriarch of Berbers is believed to be Madghacen, common ancestor of the Zenata and the Botri. Ibn Khaldun identified the Zenata as Berbers. Modern historians rank this region within the group of Numidians and Gaetuli or the much more ancient such as Meshwesh, Maesulians, and Mazaxes, from whom formed the Zenata, main inhabitants of the Aurès in the Middle Ages. Chaoui clans known by Ibn Khaldoun were the Ifren, Maghrawa, Djerawa, Abdalwadides, Howara and Awarba. The term Chaoui/Shawi derives from the word “horn”, allegedly a reference to the national god of the Numidians, Amun, who is depicted as a human head with the horns of a ram. After the independence of Algeria, the Chaouis remained localized mainly in the Auresian region. They represent the 1st ethnic group in Algeria and 2nd Berber-speaking group, first being the Kabyle. Shawiya Berbers are defined as Nordic since 1939. The mountain agriculturalists are best represented by 2 groups: Shawia and Kabyles. Both are noted for their European-like features and fair skin; blondism of a high order is frequently attributed to them in the non-statistical literature. The notable fact about the Shawia is that, in a metrical sense, they are identical with northwestern European Nordics. One could substitute the means of the Shawia sample of Randall-MacIver and Wilkin for those of a characteristic eastern Norwegian province without serious discrepancy. The Nordic presence in northern Africa is ancient as the Egyptian monuments of the Middle Kingdom, and perhaps older. They survive today mostly in the Aures mountains of Algeria, the mountains of the Rif and the Djurdjura; others are found in the Canary Islands. 

Chaoui music is a specific style of Northern Africa. The Shawia dance is called Rahaba; men and women dancing at weddings. There are many 20th century singers, such as Aïssa Djermouni, Ali Khencheli, Massinissa, Ishem Boumaraf, Djamel Sabri, Houria Aïchi, etc. Chaoui painters and sculptors include Cherif Merzouki, Abdelkhader Houamel, Hassane Amraoui, Adel Abdessemed, and Mohamed Demagh. The Fantasia is a traditional exhibition of horsemanship in the Aurès performed during cultural festivals.

That part about the European features is some Euro-centric absurdity supported by racist historians/anthropologists. 

You could at least link your followers to where you got this nonsense. It’s from a book named "The Races of Europe" (written in 1939 by Carleton S. Coon), which should already give a taste of the direction of the work. This publication was really influential on scientific racism. His work was to basically go against the mainstream “Out of Africa” model, in other words, against the theory that the origin of humans is from Africa. 

It’s laughable how a blog about Maghreb have the audacity to post this with no shame. You would think that everyone would know by now that 1) you should always check and re-check your informations and 2) be suspicious of old work from white men about the rest of the world.

But who am I kidding. Regional blogs like yours, always tend to collect ton of misleading/fake informations to dismiss their clear lack of knowledge, like you just did. 

And just in case, Chaouias are NOT identical to European Nordics. And don’t even try to find excuses for this mockery. You don’t know about something? Simple. You shut up. 

That obsession Tumblr has with white-passing Imazighen is starting to be kinda gross. 

yung-pali replied to your post: fahmadfaiz Remember when we spoke abou…

omg there is another movie like this it just came out last year i think it involves a maghrebi girl marrying a west african guy in the paris suburbs i forgot its name i have been looking for it for a long time still haven’t found it :(


Wait I just looked for it. Is it called “Rengaine”? Here’s the trailer. That one seems interesting too (though it seems less light-hearted. And some of the storyline elements seem a bit questionable). I’m gonna try and watch it though (I’ll send you a link if I find and if it’s the movie you’re speaking about). :) 

fahmadfaiz Remember when we spoke about how in French (Maghrebi) cinema, mixed couples were always white/maghrebi (especially White woman/Maghrebi man) and never anything else? There’s this upcoming romantic comedy movie, which is an adaptation of a play, called "Amour sur place ou à emporter" which portrays a romantic relationship between a Maghrebi woman and a West African man with actors Amelle Chahbi and Noom Diawara. It’s written and directed by Chahbi herself. Seems like a nice movie.