Breaking the Silence French Women's Voices from the Ghetto

ISBN-10: 0520246217

ISBN-13: 9780520246218

Edition: 2006

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Born in France to Algerian immigrant parents, Fadela Amara is a human rights activist who speaks with both a personal and collective voice. This book is a passionate account of her struggle to found the movement called "Ni putes ni soumises" (Neither whores nor doormats) aimed at shattering the law of silence about violence against women within the Muslim community. The questions Amara raises are part of a broader agenda that seeks to integrate French Muslims into contemporary French society. These issues also pose major political problems of national identity and the defense of a secular state. As France increasingly confronts ethnic tensions and the emergence of Muslim fundamentalism, French cities face problems of unemployment, racial discrimination, and violence. Amara's eloquent call for social and gender equality underscores a host of interconnected issues, including France's colonial past and a degradation of the suburbs that has progressively marginalized immigrant communities. Focusing on the repressive code of clothing and gender behavior imposed on young women by a minority of Islamic fundamentalist men, Amara challenges supporters of those wearing the "veil," or Islamic headscarf, in French schools, analyzes the motives behind such actions, and offers her own opinions as to its meanings. Moving, candid, and extremely timely,Breaking the Silencecreated a sensation when it was published in France, where it went on to win a number of awards.
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 4/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 186
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

"The translation of Neither Whores Nor Doormats allows us, finally, to listen directly to the voices of Muslim women in France
Fadela Amara's book is at once autobiography, an analysis of the degradation of male-female relations in France's working-class suburbs, and an engrossing chronicle of a political movement
Helen Chenut's deft translation and comprehensive Introduction introduces us to the complex universe inhabited by young women of North African descent in contemporary France."
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