Zahiya Kaddoura Kaffafi: A prominent critical academic and activist

Date of Mouvement: 
January 1, 1959 to December 31, 1959

Zahiya Kaddoura Kaffafi was a critical academic and historian of Lebanon as well as of women’s movements. She was among the few women activists to openly “oppose the French Mandate in Lebanon.” Kaffafi published numerous works and studies, several of which have been translated into multiple languages(1)“Liberte, Egalite, Sororite” LAU Magazine, Vol. 13(4), Winter 2012, p. 29, available at: (last accessed 28 December 2017) . She became the chairperson of the History Department at the Lebanese University in 1961. In 1959, the Lebanese government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs nominated her to be a consultant for the Arab League(2)Musleh al-Habahibah, وجوه نسائية من لبنان, Lebanon, 1998, p. 39-40..

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