Fatima Mernissi

21 Aug 1995 17:02

Feminist sociologist, formerly professor at the University of Mohammed V in Morocco (at least, a correspondent informs me she's no longer there); perhaps the most interesting Arab intellectual now being published in a European language. (She has a list of rational, modernist Arab intellectuals suffering from malign neglect on the part of Europe: Muhammad 'Amara Husayn Mruwa, Muhammad al-Jabiri, Taha Husayn, and apparently a case. Only Taha appears in a European language in the Berkeley catalog, and then the only work is his autobiography. Amara and Mruwa do not appear at all, al-Jabiri in Arabic only.)