Yaëlle Azagury

Yaëlle Azagury is a writer, literary scholar, and critic. She was Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies at Barnard College, and Lecturer in Discipline in the English and Comparative Literature Department at Columbia University. She has contributed essays and scholarly articles for Women Writing Africa, Rethinking Jewish Culture and Society in North Africa and the Middle East , among other scholarly volumes. She is a native of Tangier, Morocco.

Raised in the Judería or Jewish quarter of Tetouan, Morocco at the turn of the 20 th - century, sixteen-year-old Mazaltob finds herself betrothed...