Voices of Resistance: Oral Histories of Moroccan Women / Edition 1

Voices of Resistance: Oral Histories of Moroccan Women / Edition 1

by Alison Baker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791436225

ISBN-13: 9780791436226

Pub. Date: 02/28/1998

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Providing new information on women's participation in the Moroccan independence movement, Voices of Resistance offers a rare opportunity to hear Moroccan women speak freely about their personal lives. Each woman is introduced in terms of her family background and personal style, and the interviews are given texture and context by references to Moroccan history and…  See more details below

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Providing new information on women's participation in the Moroccan independence movement, Voices of Resistance offers a rare opportunity to hear Moroccan women speak freely about their personal lives. Each woman is introduced in terms of her family background and personal style, and the interviews are given texture and context by references to Moroccan history and popular culture, including contemporary songs and poems. These women are storytellers, and they lived through stirring times. Their active struggle against French colonialism also challenged and redefined traditional Moroccan ideas about women's roles in society. The narratives reconstruct the little-known history of Moroccan feminism and nationalism, and probe the lives of a remarkable group of Islamic women whose voices have never been heard until now.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791436226
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Series:
SUNY series in Oral and Public History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Preface
1Oral History in Morocco3
2Nationalism and Feminism in Moroccan History13
3Colonialism, Conflict, and Independence23
4Fez and the Nationalist Women43
5Malika El Fassi: Foremother of the Modern Women's Movement63
6Zhor Lazraq: Fez, the Next Generation79
7Rqia Lamrania and Fatima Benslimane Hassar: The Free School Movement in Sale93
8Oum Keltoum el Khatib: Casablanca115
9Amina Leuh and Khadija Bennouna: Nationalist Education and Politics in Tetouan137
10Casablanca and the Women of the Armed Resistance161
11Fatna Mansar: Casablanca169
12Saadia Bouhaddou: Casablanca183
13Ghalia Moujahide: Rabat203
14Aicha and Mina Senhaji: Co-wives of a Resistance Leader219
15Zohra Torrichi and Rabiaa Taibi: Oujda243
16Conclusion269
App. A: Notes on Methodology285
App. BChronology of Events Mentioned in the Oral Histories287
App. CGlossary of Moroccan Arabic and French Terms293
Notes301
Selected Bibliography325
Index335

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