Talking Point - Monia Mazigh - The Voice of a Woman of Courage (FRENCH)

Lin Weaver interviews Dr. Monia Mazigh, author, academic, and woman of courage. (FRENCH)

Monia was born in Tunisia and immigrated to Canada in 1991. She holds a doctorate in Finance from McGill University. In 2002, Monia  Mazigh faced her life’s greatest tragedy when her husband, Maher Arar, a Canadian of Syrian origin, was abducted at JFK airport and was deported to Syria where he was held in a secret prison, without charge, and tortured for over a year.

"I fought tirelessly to have my husband released and I fought tirelessly to restore his reputation and seek redress," Monia says.

In January 2007, after a lengthy investigation, the Government of Canada finally apologized to her husband. It was at this time that Monia Mazigh published her first book: “Hope and Despair, My Struggle to Free My Husband, Maher Arar”

Other books followed: "Hope has Two Daughters", "Bread and Jasmin", and "Mirror and Mirages". They have all been translated into English.

This interview is about Dr. Mazigh's latest novel: "Farida"

The interview is conducted in French. Her books are available in English.

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