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ุนุฑุจูŠ

Unbowed

Unbowed: An Algerian Woman Confronts Islamic Fundamentalism

Khalida Toumi (Author)

Elisabeth Schemla (Author)

Anne C. Vila (Translator)

Biography or Memoir

Edition published in 1998 in English language

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 goalโ€”to restore in Algeria what she describes as "the basics of dignity"โ€”a woman's right to...

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