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  • Mernissi, Fatima.
  • Mernissi, Fatima -- Childhood and youth.
  • Muslim women -- Morocco -- Biography.
  • Harems -- Morocco.
  • Morocco -- Social life and customs.
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    Dreams of trespass : tales of a harem girlhood / Fatima Mernissi ; photographs by Ruth V. Ward.
    by Mernissi, Fatima.
    New York, NY : Basic Books, [1995].
  • Mernissi, Fatima -- Childhood and youth.
  • Muslim women -- Morocco -- Biography.
  • Harems -- Morocco.
  • Morocco -- Social life and customs.
  • ISBN: 
    0201489376 (pbk./rebound)
    9780201489378 (pbk./rebound)
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    242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
    My harem frontiers -- Scheherazade, the king, and the words -- French Harem -- Yasmina's first co-wife -- Chama and the Caliph -- Tamou's horse -- Harem within -- Aquatic dishwashing -- Moonlit nights of laughter -- Men's salon -- World War II: view from the courtyard -- Asmahan, the singing princess -- Harem goes to the movies -- Egyptian feminists visit the terrace -- Princess Budur's fate -- Forbidden terrace -- Mina, the rootless -- American cigarettes -- Mustaches and breasts -- Silent dream of wings and flights -- Skin politics: eggs, dates, and other beauty secrets -- Henna, clay, and men's stares.
    Originally published: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, c1994.
    "I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, Morocco..." So begins Fatima Mernissi in this exotic and rich narrative of a childhood behind the iron gates of a domestic harem. Mernissi weaves her own memories with the dreams and memories of the women who surrounded her in the courtyard of her youth--women who, deprived of access to the world outside, recreated it from sheer imagination. Dreams of Trespass is the story of a girl confronting the mysteries of time and place, gender and sex in the recent Muslim world. Mernissi writes with wit and color of the politics of seductions, of the harem as a metaphor, and of the world beyond--every woman's inaccessible obsession.
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