Chapter

The “Integrated” Body

Fedwa Malti-Douglas

in Medicines of the Soul

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780520215931
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520924673 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520215931.003.0007
The “Integrated” Body

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Although Sultana's geographical travels extend to North Africa, her narrative of spiritual rebirth is primarily set in the West — in other words, in a non-Moroccan, non-Muslim environment. Her spiritual autobiography is imbued with this hostile environment, and in fact, all the episodes in Sultana's life in one way or another speak to the West. Be it the dream incident, the conversion of Catherine, or Sultana's own pilgrimage to Morocco, all these events involve a commentary on the West. None, however, delves into the everyday life of a Muslim woman in the West, the subject of this chapter.

Keywords: Sultana Kouhmane; Muslim women; West; spiritual rebirth

Chapter.  8601 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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