Feminist Theory Website

Feminism in Morocco


Individual Feminists:

Aicha Belarbi

Fatima Mernissi


      Baker, Alison. Voices of Resistance: Oral Histories of Moroccan Women. SUNY Press, 1998. [You can read a summary of this book here.]

      Brand, Laurie A. Women, the State and Political Liberalization: Middle Eastern and North African Experience. Columbia Univ. Press, 1998.

      Celarie, Henriette. Behind Moroccan Walls. Ayers Co., Pub., 1931.

      Davies, Susan Schaefer. Patience and Power: Women's Lives in a Moroccan Village. Schenkman Books, 1982.

      El Ouardighi, Zineb. "Sexuality and Shame: A Moroccan Bestseller," WIN: Women's International Net Issue # (Nov 1997).

      Kapchan, Deborah A. Gender on the Market: Moroccan Women and the Revoicing of Tradition. Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1996.

      Mernissi, Fatima. Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in a Modern Muslim Society. Indiana Univ. Press, 1987.

      Mernissi, Fatima. Doing Daily Battle: Interviews with Moroccan Women. Rutgers Univ. Press, 1989.

      Mernissi, Fatima. Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood Perseus Press, 1995.

      Mernissi, Fatima. The Veil and the Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women's Rights in Islam. Perseus Press, 1992.

      Woodhull, Winifred. Transfigurations of the Maghreb: Feminism, Decolonization, and Literatures. 1993.


      "A Door to the Sky." Dir. by Farida Ben Lyzaid.

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