“Wallada”, the AWSA-Be library, contains Arab literature as well as reference works concerning the questions of women and the Arab world. The books are either in French, Arabic, Dutch or English. The library is a wonderful reference tool if you are looking for information on different topics related to the living conditions of women from the Arab world and wish to analyse different aspects. Children’s books are also available.
The library catalogue is accessible on-line thanks to the work of Michaela Bardaro, librarian.
AWSA-Be has chosen to name the library “Wallada”, in reference to the Andalusian poetess. This poetess used to organise literary salons in her home, with poets, philosophers and artists. She was also committed to the education of women. Because of her free spirit, her courage and her awareness, Wallada represents a key figure of feminism to the association.