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Amrouche, Fadhma, My Life Story: The Autobiography of a Berber Woman. Rutgers Univ Pr., 1989. (A fascinating insight into the pains and hardships of a woman's daily existence.)

Altoki, S. & El-Solh, C.F., ed. Arab Women in the Field. Syracuse Univ., 1988.

Esposito, John L. & Hermann F. Eilts, Islam and Politics. Syracuse Univ., 1991.

Halm, Heinz, Fatimids and Their Traditions of Learning. St. Martin's Press, 1997.

Hutt, Antony, North Africa: Islamic Architecture. Interlink, 1998.

Kimball, Michelle and von Schlegell, Barbara R., Muslim Women throughout the World: A Bibliography with Selected Annotations. Lynne Rienner Pub, 1998.

Mansfield, Peter, Arabs. Penguin, 1991.

Mernissi, Fatim,  Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society. Indiana Univ., 1987.

Minai, Naila, Women in Islam. Murray, 1981.

Nasr, S.H., Ideals and Realities of Islam. Allen & Unwin, 1994.

Patai, R., Arab Mind. Scribners, 2002.

Ruedy, John, Islamism and Secularism in North Africa. St. Martin’s Press, 1996.

Said, Edward, Orientalism. Vintage, 1979.

Shaarawi, H., Harem Years: Memoirs of an Egyptian Feminist. Feminist Pr, 1987.

Shatzmiller, Maya, Berbers and the Islamic State: The Marinid Experience. Markus Wiener Pub, 1999.

Spring, Christopher & Julie Hudson, North African Textiles. Smithsonian, 1996.


Bencherifa, Abdellatif & Swearingen, Will D (ed.), North African Environment at Risk. Westview Press, 1998.

Abun-Nasr, J.M., A History of the Maghrib in the Islamic Period. Cambridge, 1987.

Edwards, M., Tunisia: Sea, Sand, Success. National Geographic, Feb 1980

Enan, M.A., Ibn Khaldun: His Life and Work. Kazi Pub., 1974.

Fishel, W.J., Ibn Khaldun and Tamerlane. Berkeley, 1952.

Halm, Heinz & M Bonner, Empire of the Mahdi: The Rise of the Fatimids. Brill Acad, 1997.

Khaldun, Ibn, tr C. Issaw, An Arab Philosophy of History: Selections from the Prolegomena of Ibn Khaldun of Tunis (1332-1406). 1950.

Laskier, Michael M., North African Jewry in the Twentieth Century: The Jews of Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria.  New York Univ Press, 1997.

Le, Gall Michel (ed.) & Perkins, Kenneth J (ed.), Maghrib in Question: Essays in History and Historiograph. Univ of Texas, 1997.

Mahdi, Mushin, Ibn Khaldun's Philosophy of History. Univ of Chicago, 1957.

Rogan, Eugene. The Arabs -- A history. 2009.

Rogerson, Barnaby, Traveller's History of North Africa. Interlink Books, 1998.

Suliman, Hassan S, Nationalist Movements in the Maghrib: A Comparative Approach. Transaction, 1987.


Ghalem, Ali, Wife for My Son. Africa World Pr., 1984 (Algeria; a Moslem woman resists forces that would have her submit to a traditional arranged marriage.)

Lacey, R. Kevin (ed.) & Poole, Francis (ed.), Mirrors on the Maghrib: Critical Reflections on Paul and Jane Bowles and Other American Writers in Morocco. Caravan Books, 1996.

Mahfouz, Naguib. any books by Naguib Mahfouz

Memmi, Albert, Pillar of Salt. Beacon, 1991.

Saadawi, Nawal El., any books by Nawal El Saadawi


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