ACAA has contributed to the efforts of the Amazigh-Canadian foundation Tiregwa at encouraging Amazigh literary production in Algeria. For the last two years, ACAA has co-sponsored the newly created Tawes Amrouche Prize for children’s books in four age groups. Additionally, ACAA has committed to purchasing a selection of books from the runner-ups for distribution to various educational and cultural entities.
Inzan Amek i d-llan
ACAA has purchased several books from Aomar Sider (Kabylia, Algeria), and donated them to schools and libraries. The first volume in a series of three, Sider’s Inzan Amek i d-llan (On the Origins of Kabyle Proverbs and Expressions), published in December 2021, is a collection of 120 proverbs and expressions along with associated stories and fables in both Tamazight and French. The book is an important addition to previous publications on the subject by other authors, as it delves into the genesis and the stories behind these proverbs.