Gendered Islamophobia: My Journey With a Scar(f)

Monia Mazigh

Mawenzi House

Gendered Islamophobia: My Journey With a Scar(f)

Monia Mazigh

Mawenzi House

This passionate book describes the author’s struggles as a hijab-wearing Muslim woman, who was born and raised in Tunisia, where she attended university before coming to Quebec, Canada as an immigrant. Mazigh describes her struggles against Islamophobia as it applies to women, especially those wearing hijab, who consistently get stereotyped as silent and compliant women dominated by their men. In great detail she describes this phenomenon, encountered in the streets and public spaces, in universities, and in the media, and she describes similar experiences of other women of different ethnic backgrounds across Canada, and its effects on the victims.

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Monia Mazigh is an academic, award-winning Canadian author and human rights activist. She writes in French and English and authored so far, a memoir, three novels celebrated by the critique and an essay.

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