What makes Tuareg culture unique?

Research Question: What make Tuareg culture unique?

Thesis: Tuareg culture is unique because of (1) their nomadic lifestyle, (2) their use of music, and (3) their intricate artistry.

  • Topic Sentence #1: The Tuareg lifestyle is nomadic making it unique (1) tents and adobes, (2) the climate, and (3) land disputes.
  • Topic Sentence #2: Music style and occasions (1) the Imzad, (2) Tinariwen, and (3) When music is used.
  • Topic Sentence #3: Tuareg artistry is unique (1) social status, (2) jewelry, and (3) swords.

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