Abidah El Khalieqy’s Struggles of Islamic Feminism Through Literary Writings

  • Diah Ariani ArimbiEmail author
Part of the Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures book series (SCPT, volume 17)


Diah Arimbi introduces a woman novelist and poet from Indonesia, Abidah El KhalIeqy, who was the first to speak out in her writing about abuses of women: child marriage, marital rape, domestic violence, in ways that challenged orthodox interpretations as they existed in her country. She addressed women’s lack of awareness of their rights, be they to education, or of a reproductive nature, or sexual. Her writings caught women’s attention and gave them confidence to address these issues publicly, thus addressing the discrimination and injustices that had thus far escaped serious opposition.


Oppression Fixed categories Taboo issues Women’s rights within Islam Female survival Gender-equal interpretation Giving voice to women Cultural transformation Islamic feminism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Literary and Cultural Studies Program, Faculty of HumanitiesAirlangga University,Fakultas Ilmu Budaya, UNAIR Kampus BSurabayaIndonesia

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