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Unbowed: An Algerian Woman Confronts Islamic Fundamentalism (Critical Authors & Issues)

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In 1993, a handwritten envelope arrived in Khalida Messaoudi's mailbox. In it was an official communique announcing that she had been condemned to death by the Islamic Salvation Front. This letter came after a series of threats and an attempt on her life in retaliation for her role as a leader of the feminist and democratic movements in Algeria and a fierce opponent of Islamic fundamentalism.Messaoudi did not flee from this threat by seeking refuge outside her country. Instead, she went into hiding within Algeria, where she continues her fight for emancipation and independence from religious extremism. Her battle continues today with the same goal--to restore in Algeria what she describes as the basics of dignity--a woman's right to pursue her studies, practice a profession, make a living, marry and divorce freely, and walk the streets without a veil.Readers of Unbowed will have the unique opportunity to sit in on a series of intensely personal conversations between Messaoudi and renowned journalist Elisabeth Schemla. In their discussions, Messaoudi gives a first-hand perspective of the situation in her homeland. She remembers the Algeria of her youth, recounts the changes that have gradually consumed her country, and laments the horrifying realities that face Algerian women today. She also tells her own story of terror, despair, hope, and determination.

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UNBOWED spotlights the culture wars in the Middle East between progressive, democratic, feminist forces on the one hand and, on the other, the forces of traditional culture represented, at the extreme, by religious fanatics. Author Khalida Messaoudi has been active in Algerian politics since 1993, but due to threats to her life, now lives in hiding.

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In 1993, a handwritten envelope arrived in Khalida Messaoudi's mailbox. In it was an official communique announcing that she had been condemned to death by the Islamic Salvation Front. This letter came after a series of threats and an attempt on her life

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ISBN:
9780812216578
Translator:
Vila, Anne C.
With:
Schemla, Elisabeth
With:
Schemla, Elisabeth
Author:
Messaoudi, Khalida
Author:
Vila, Anne C.
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Location:
Philadelphia :
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Muslim women
Subject:
Islam and politics
Subject:
Muslim women -- Algeria.
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Islam and politics -- Algeria.
Subject:
Jabhah al-Islamiyah lil-Inqadh (Algeria)
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 161-163.
Series:
Critical Authors & Issues
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
8.52x5.54x.54 in. .56 lbs.

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Product details 168 pages University of Pennsylvania Press - English 9780812216578 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , UNBOWED spotlights the culture wars in the Middle East between progressive, democratic, feminist forces on the one hand and, on the other, the forces of traditional culture represented, at the extreme, by religious fanatics. Author Khalida Messaoudi has been active in Algerian politics since 1993, but due to threats to her life, now lives in hiding.
"Synopsis" by , In 1993, a handwritten envelope arrived in Khalida Messaoudi's mailbox. In it was an official communique announcing that she had been condemned to death by the Islamic Salvation Front. This letter came after a series of threats and an attempt on her life
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