Houria Abdelouahed is a professor at University Paris Diderot, a psychoanalyst and a translator of the work of Adonis to French. She has coauthored, with Adonis, an anthology of classic Arabic poetry. Her investigation confronts psychoanalysis with other disciplines and fields of reflection, such as anthropology, mysticism, theology and philosophy. Revealing a strong inclination for visual and language issues, identity and alterity, and for the question of femininity in Islam. She regularly publishes texts about Arabic culture and tradition and around the themes of language and translation, with special emphasis on a book written by herself, Figures du Féminin en Islam, a reflection on the different figures of feminism in Islam, in the fields of theology, mysticism and eroticism. She was awarded, for this work, the Prix de L’Évolution Psychiatrique in 2012. She also published Les Femmes du Prophète, a poetic and critical narrative in the shape of an oriental novel, where the author relates each of the fates of the wives and concubines of Mohammed. She resorts to these historical and religious sources of the arabic-muslim tradition, blending with these women, giving them voice in monologues of great strength, presenting true allegations against the abusive relationship between religious beliefs and practices and society: “an erudite, living study, a personal approach by an intellectual from the Muslim culture”. Regarding Adonis’ work, Houria Abdelouahed has translated, among others, Le Livre (Al-Kitâb), a collection of 3 volumes. Violence and Islam, published in 2015, is a book which consists of interviews of Adonis conducted by Houria, dedicated to the theme of violence as a constitutive element of Islam, reflecting on the urgent need for rereading and for free debate in Arab society.