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Rita Stephan and Mounira M. Charrad

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781479846641

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479846641.001.0001

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Um Sahar, the Adeni Woman Leader in al-Hirak Southern Independence Movement in Yemen

Um Sahar, the Adeni Woman Leader in al-Hirak Southern Independence Movement in Yemen

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(p.217) 24 Um Sahar, the Adeni Woman Leader in al-Hirak Southern Independence Movement in Yemen
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Women Rising
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Kevin A. Davis

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479846641.003.0025

This chapter analyzes the role of Adeni women in the Southern Movement and their involvement in the formation of a southern national identity. Kevin A. Davis argues that women are critical for the Southern Movement through their symbolic roles in representing a prosperous and cosmopolitan past in the city of Aden, and framing the desires of the current secessionist movement. This study is based on ethnographic research and interviews, specifically framed through the work of Um Sahar, a prominent female activist in the Southern Movement. Her role in the nationalist struggle highlights conflicting roles and expectations for women in contemporary Aden. She represents the views of liberal and progressive Adenis who struggle against conservative social norms imposed on them by the greater Yemeni society.

Keywords:   Southern Movement, al-Hirak, secessionist movement, progressive Adenis

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