Fatima Mernissi Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

CRITICISM

Amirrezvani, Anita. Review of Beyond the Veil, by Fatima Mernissi. Whole Earth Review, no. 75 (summer 1992): 73.

Amirrezvani offers a positive assessment of the revised edition of Beyond the Veil.

Burchard, Hank. “Out of the Harem into Feminism.” Washington Post (26 November 1993): N74.

Burchard discusses Mernissi's feminist perspective and her mixed-media collaboration with Ruth Ward and Mansoora Hassan.

D'Erasmo, Stacey. “Behind the Veil.” Newsday (17 July 1994): 39.

D'Erasmo evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of Dreams of Trespass.

Friedman, Jane. “A Woman's Place.” Washington Post (30 December 1993): T9.

Friedman examines Mernissi's presentation of harem life in the museum exhibit “The Harem Within.”

Guppy, Shusha. “Women with the Whole Empire at Their Feet; Benazir Bhutto Was Not the First.” Independent (4 September 1993): 26.

Guppy cites shortcomings in The Forgotten Queens of Islam, noting the book's muddled chronology and disparate historical information.

Jaber, Nabila. Review of The Forgotten Queens of Islam, by Fatima Mernissi. Sociology 28, no. 2 (May 1994): 631-32.

Jaber offers a positive assessment of The Forgotten Queens of Islam.

Jeffery, Patricia. Review of Dreams of Trespass, by Fatima Mernissi. Contemporary Sociology 24, no. 6 (November 1995): 764-65.

Jeffrey praises Dreams of Trespass, though notes that the book lacks sociological perspective.

Meneley, Anne. Review of Women's Rebellion and Islamic Memory, by Fatima Mernissi. Signs 25, no. 1 (winter 2000): 614-17.

Meneley compliments Women's Rebellion and Islamic Memory, though objects to Mernissi's affinity for capitalist democracy and her generalized portrayal of the Arab world.

Munford, Theresa. “Leading Ladies.” Far Eastern Economic Review 156, no. 49 (9 December 1993): 40.

Munford evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of The Forgotten Queens of Islam.

Additional coverage of Mernissi's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 152; Feminist Writers; and Literature Resource Center.