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Amrouche, Fadhma
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Fadhma Ait Mansour Amrouche (Fāṭima Āyt Manṣūr ʿAmrūsh, 1882–1967) was an Christian Algerian writer and poet known mainly for her autobiography, Histoire de ma vie (1968). Born in the village of Tizi-Hibel in Kabylia, Fadhma Ait Mansour was an illegitimate child. Widowed at the age of twenty-two, her mother, Aini, refused to return to her parents’ house, preferring to live alone with her two children. She soon became involved in a romantic relationship with a young neighbour, a relationship from which Fadhma was born; …

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Chouiten, Lynda, “Amrouche, Fadhma”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 31 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_40705>
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