Islam, the West and Girlhood

Key Films


Further Reading

Handyside, Fiona, ‘The Politics of Hair: Girls, Secularism and (Not) The Veil in Mustang (Ergüven, 2015) and other recent French films’, Paragraph, (November 2019)

Western Wrestling with Wadjda:

Guardian Review of Persepolis:

Maria Garcia, ‘Persepolis: Review’, in Cinéaste, Vol. 38, No.4 (Cineaste Publishes Inc., Fall 2013), pp. 51-53

Kristyna Dzmuranova, ‘Persepolis and Waltz with Bashmir, An Alternative Persepctive on the Middle East, A Mirror for the West (Masters Thesis at Florida Atlantic University, August 2011)

Persepolis: A Postcolonial Feminist Reading