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Dreams of trespass : tales of a harem girlhood

Author: Fatima Mernissi; Ruth V Ward
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A feminist in the Muslim world weaves her own memories with dreams of women who surround her in the courtyard of her childhood.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mernissi, Fatima.
Dreams of trespass.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1994
(OCoLC)608146831
Online version:
Mernissi, Fatima.
Dreams of trespass.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1994
(OCoLC)624456435
Named Person: Fatima Mernissi; Fatima Mernissi; Fatima Mernissi; Fāṭima al- Marnīsī
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fatima Mernissi; Ruth V Ward
ISBN: 0201626497 9780201626490 9781448733835 1448733839
OCLC Number: 29522491
Description: 242 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 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.
Other Titles: Tales of a harem girlhood
Responsibility: Fatima Mernissi ; photographs by Ruth V. Ward.

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" 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. In Dreams of Trespass,  Read more...

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