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Scholars Day: April 6, 2011

Growing Independence for the Mother Figure Amidst A World of Political Repression

Harem life in the Arab world is communal, family life. Memoirs by Leila Abouzeid, Fatima Mernissi and Leila Ahmed, all of whom grew up in mid-twentieth-century harems, reveal that the colonial experience often put great stress on the role of the mother as the central figure in the harem who held the family together when menfolk were persecuted by the state.

Presenter: Catherine Coffee (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: History
Location: 104 Edwards
Time: 9 am (Session I)
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