Articles by: Sara Alouani
I am an MA Student at the Birkbeck University of London. I am very passionate on contemporary literature, above all women writings, cultural and religious studies, international relations and human rights. I am very interested in Muslim Religion and the role of women in Muslim Countries. I am a very communicative and empathic person and I love sharing different points of view.

Memory and Migration: An Analysis of Identity and Nostalgia in Fatih Akin’s The Edge of Heaven and Head-on

October 10, 2017 1:31 pm0 comments
Fatih Akin at Berlin Film Festival

In this essay I examine the effects that the experience of migration has on memory and how this matter is portrayed in two movies directed by the Turkish German film director, screenwriter and producer Fatih Akin. His parents, originally from the Trabzon Region in Turkey, moved to Germany in the […]

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Challenging the idea of Gender Identity: An analysis of two Post-War novels.

February 13, 2017 6:29 pm0 comments
Challenging the idea of Gender Identity: An analysis of two Post-War novels.

Sigmund Freud in his New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis quotes ‘when you meet a human being, the first distinction you make is ‘male or female?’’ Therefore, is it possible to make a binary distinction with ‘unhesitating uncertainty’ or do the gender and sexual identity have a deeper meaning and less […]

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The Submission : Contemporary Islam and its different conceptions after 9/11

June 29, 2016 4:29 pm0 comments
The Submission : Contemporary Islam and its different conceptions after 9/11

This essay aims to give a better understanding of the extremely complex concept of Islam that nowadays seems to be the centre of an articulated dispute arisen after the horrific attacks of 9/11. The first chapter analyses the meaning of Islam commencing from the etymological roots to the study of […]

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Room by Emma Donoghue and the trauma culture

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Room by Emma Donoghue and the trauma culture

Trauma, as Ann Cvetkovich states in her essay An Archive of feelings is the ‘subject of a discourse that has a history’. In fact, in the nineteenth century trauma referred to a physical wound and become later on in the century associated to mental and physic distress. Thanks to the […]

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Post Revolutionary Tunisia: Jihad al Nikah or Illegal Prostitution

January 26, 2016 9:46 am0 comments
Post Revolutionary Tunisia: Jihad al Nikah or Illegal Prostitution

“Our girls are there to perform sex and 20,30 even 100 men take turns with them and they return here, bearing the fruits of these sexual contacts, this so-called Sexual Jihad ”. Those are some of the deep words pronounced by the Tunisian Minister of Interior Lotfi Ben Jeddou, in […]

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Contemporary Islam – Religious abuse against women

October 12, 2015 6:01 pm1 comment
Contemporary Islam – Religious abuse against women

Every day millions of Muslim women suffer from men’s abuse and violence in their private lives or even in public circumstances in the worst of the cases. Whoever has heard about the terrible murder of Farkhunda who was beaten to death in a frenzied attack sparked by a false accusation […]

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Women in Iran after June 15, 2013

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Women in Iran after June 15, 2013

A Promising Start On June 15, 2013 Hassan Rouhani was elected as President Of Iran succeeding Mahmoud Ahmadinejad presenting himself as a moderate and pragmatic politician. During his campaign preceding his electoral victory, Rouhani presented and promised a well-structured plan that included a “Civil Rights Charter”. The Charter prioritised personal freedom and free access […]

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