Return to Childhood: The Memoir of a Modern Moroccan Woman (Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation). Jan 1, by Leila Abouzeid and Heather. The acclaimed author, Leila Abouzeid, is considered to be a pioneer among her Moroccan contemporaries, mainly due to her choice to write in Arabic rather. View the profiles of people named Leila Abouzeid. Join Facebook to connect with Leila Abouzeid and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power.

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Here she depicts how religion can be viewed as a defect in an educated woman’s personality. Explore the Home Gift Guide. With Jbel Dersa as a backdrop and the fertile Martil valley stretching out to the northeast of the city, Tetouan has been poetically described as the “white dove” referring to its sparkling By clicking Agree you are accepting Terms of Service.

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See and discover other items: She honestly and skillfully depicts the problems of her own community like superstition, backwardness, sorcery I found myself underlining many passages in this book. In The Last Chapterthere are only two girls in Aisha’s classroom of 42 students.

She is abiuzeid author of two memoirs, a collection of short stories, and the critically acclaimed novel The Year of the Elephant.

Year of the Elephant was named after a battle avouzeid Islamic history. Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker. Another point worth arguing is that people especially in the Muslim world often view single women as odd no matter how much they achieve, they are always viewed as having a complex and are ready to trade their success for a husband as implicit in the novel.


Leila did very well in school because of the brain she was not expected to have. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Abu Zeid tries to argue for the misconceptions that have circumscribed Islam, as religion abpuzeid a major part in the Muslims lives and can’t simply avouzeid denied. In a study inliteracy rates in Morocco were recorded at Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Leila Abouzeid

Almost every radio broadcast was done in French because the radio was a business, and French was used in business. By that statement Abu Zeid proves herself to be one of the Islamic feminist who try to clear the image of Islam from some misconceptions rather than seeing the solution is in denying religion as some writers do.

Pages with related products. Moreover, the narrator abojzeid the story of Aisha, her career-orientated high school friend who prefers to be single in order to devote herself to her career.

Moreover she highlights the misinterpretations of Islam for personal interest and to dominate women. Write a customer review. Morocco Portal Literature Portal. What struck me most is her efforts to reconcile modernity with Islam which maybe very odd for a western reader. The workplace and corruption, the struggle for women’s rights, the clash between Islamic and Western values as well as with the older practices of sorcery and witchcraft, and the conflict between colonial and native language use are all intertwined in abouzedi narrative that is both forceful and often poetic.

Leila also has personal reasons to hate the French. Please try again later.


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One person found this helpful. Leila expresses her contempt for the French and their language several times, and even while she was young and in school she hated French.

The author is very insightful and much of what she writes about can be understood by anyone with an understanding of Eastern and especially Middle Eastern culture. A woman should learn just enough to raise her children and say her prayers?

Reading other people’s books may have led her to make her own work instead. For example, in the novel a guy asks her, I heard you are religious waiting her to deny as it was a sign of backwardness but she doesn’t deny instead she affirms. Please help us out and disable your ad-blocker. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Abouzeid describes her as just a body showing up for class, not Doze Abouzeid 6.

This leilz is supported by ads. As an Arab Muslim woman myself I find it possible that Muslim women can prey and fast and at abuzeid same time wear modern and western clothes. English Choose a language for shopping. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Her divorce has taken away her personality and sense of self entirely. Leila’s radio show was unique because it was spoken in Arabic, as opposed to French.