Monday, March 9, 2015

Fatima Mernissi

Fatima Mernissi.

Fatema Mernissi is a Moroccan writer born in Fez in 1940. She studied Political Science and she was awarded a scholarship by the Sorbonne for a doctorate at Brandeis University, United States. She was a historian, essayist and PhD in sociology professor at Mohammed V University in Rabat. She is one of the Moroccan intellectuals best known in Europe, noted for her defense of the rights of women and for being a global authority on studies of the qur'an.

Her works include Sex, ideology and Islam 1975, The Prophet and women, 1987, a historical study which tells the important role of Muhammad's wives, Sultanas forgotten 1990 Morocco through women 1991consistente in a series of interviews with farmers, seers, workers and servants; 

and especially Penelope thread 2004, which shows us a Morocco advancing towards modernization, technological and social, including their ancestral customs.

Mernissi defends a humanist concept where women have to assume their role struggling with the word, the main weapon to achieve equality and make revolution. In 2003 she received the Prince of Asturias Award for Letters, by Susan Sontag.

                                                                                                  Yasmin Damun.

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