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من الجرد والقميص العربي والكردّية, إلى البنطلون وحذاء النايكي والقميص الغربي. يدور الزمن دورته في دوائر للأمام وتتوالى العقود كأنها ساعات, ولم يتغير من…

The Psychiatric Maghreb: Colonialism’s Erudition on North African Insanity

“I have found it more difficult to certify sanity than insanity”. French psychiatry sought to cement its budding authority in the nineteenth century through…

Gender-Based Violence in Sahrawi Society

Violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women. These have led to domination over, and discrimination against,…

A Historical Crossroads: Why Algeria Needs its Women

I was fifteen when the Arab Spring began. I distinctly remember sitting in front of the TV with my father, watching as protests in…

MABROUK, You are now a woman

The menstrual cycle, as the Urban Dictionary defines it; “a period of pure agony for a female, lasting way too long. Signs of this…

History Will Remember Us: Kahena, ou l’archétype de la femme berbère

Subjuguant les uns par sa beauté (on disait d’elle qu’elle était «éployée comme les ailes de l’aigle») et les autres par sa force de…

Fire Woman المرأة المشتعلة

  Woman like herwalks with prideful strides,not to be touched,doesn’t say much,but carries wit and mysteryeverywhere she sits.Books on her lap,dreams now mapped.  …

Les femmes et l’islam: une vision réformiste

The Hijab: Tunisia’s Convoluted Enigma

The Hijab; or as Obama once said, the ‘Hajeeb’, has become undoubtedly a piece of clothing that has accumulated an unrivalled amount of controversy…

Al حebs

“We, the women of Algeria, have two jailers:colonialismand the apathetic creatures who cling on to customs and traditionsinherited from their ignorant fathers.The second jailer…