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News Posted on May 23, 2013

New Book by Professor Bennoune Draws Media Coverage

A forthcoming book by Professor Karima Bennoune is receiving favorable notices in publications including Publishers Weekly and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

Professor Bennoune is interviewed about the book, Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight against Muslim Fundamentalism, forthcoming from W.W. Norton & Company in August, in the latest issue of Publisher's Weekly. In the interview, she discusses how her father's outspoken opposition to fundamentalism in his native Algeria inspired the book, among other subjects. Robert Avila, who interviewed Professor Bennoune, also quotes from the book in a San Francisco Bay Guardian review of a production of the Pakistani political satire Burqavaganza by the Ajoka Theatre Company. Avila quotes Bennoune in writing that the company is more outspoken in its critique of Muslim fundamentalism "than many liberal circles or diaspora populations in the West dare to be."

Karima Bennoune is an author, lecturer, teacher, and international law scholar as well as the first Arab-American to be honored with the Derrick A. Bell Award from the Section on Minority Groups of the Association of American Law Schools. She joined the King Hall faculty from Rutgers in 2012.