Hubertine Auclert: a Champion of Algerian Women’s Rights or an Imperialist Feminist?

Sadia and Sabrina Seddiki Sadia and Zerar Sabrina


        The lives of Muslim women have long been a source of fascination and have aroused feelings ranging from curiosity, to erotic desire and sometimes repulsion. This fascination is nothing new, but  goes back  to  centuries  before  to  the first encounter between  Islam  and Europe  in  the Middle  Ages. As Mohja Kahf  documents  in  her   book, Western Representations of the Muslim Woman  (1999) ,western interest in  the Muslim  woman  goes back  as far  as  the Middle      Ages. This representation has shifted from the bold queens of the medieval and renaissance literature to the 19th century colonial images of “victimized”, secluded and veiled women.

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