3: Sayyida al-Hurra ibn Banu Rashid

This week’s internationàle destination is North Africa, by way of the Iberian Peninsula. Sayyida al-Hurra, who is known by that name even though it’s not actually her name (it’s all explained in the episode don’t worry), was a refugee from Granada who helped makeover a ruined city, then was named its governor, and also hung out with a very famous (alleged) pirate!!

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sayyida_al_Hurra

https://www.aramcoworld.com/Articles/January-2017/Malika-VI-Sayyida-Al-Hurra https://insidearabia.com/sayyida-al-hurra-governor-pirate-queen-and-trailblazer/

Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas by Laura Sook Duncombe

A History of Islam in 21 Women by Hossein Kamaly

The Forgotten Queens of Islam by Fatima Mernissi

The Making of the Modern Mediterranean: Views from the South edited by Judith E. Tucker

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