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Dreams of trespass : tales of a harem girlhood

Author: Fatima Mernissi; Ruth V Ward
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, [1995] ©1994
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: "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, 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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Fatima Mernissi; Fatima Mernissi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fatima Mernissi; Ruth V Ward
ISBN: 9780201489378 0201489376 9780201626490 0201626497
OCLC Number: 62170090
Notes: Originally published: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, ©1994.
Description: 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 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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