skip to content
Dreams of trespass : tales of a harem girlhood Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
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...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: 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.

Abstract:

"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...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (2)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(4)

User lists with this item (7)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/62170090> # Dreams of trespass : tales of a harem girlhood
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "62170090" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2551721#Topic/muslim_women_morocco> ; # Muslim women--Morocco
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2551721#Person/mernissi_fatima> ; # Fatima Mernissi
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1430470> ; # Harems
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1007815> ; # Manners and customs
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2551721#Place/morocco> ; # Morocco
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1205592> ; # Morocco
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/964.0082/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2551721#Topic/harems_morocco> ; # Harems--Morocco
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1030996> ; # Muslim women
   schema:alternateName "Tales of a harem girlhood" ;
   schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2551721#Person/mernissi_fatima> ; # Fatima Mernissi
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2551721#Person/ward_ruth_v> ; # Ruth V. Ward
   schema:datePublished "1995" ;
   schema:description "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."@en ;
   schema:description "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. Dreams of Trespass is the provocative story of a girl confronting the mysteries of time and place, gender and sex in the recent Muslim world. In a book as evocative as anything found in A Thousand and One Nights, Mernissi, who was born in a harem in 1940 in Morocco, writes with great wit and color of the politics of seductions, of the harem as a metaphor, and of the world beyond--every woman's inaccessible obsession."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2551721> ;
   schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Dreams of trespass : tales of a harem girlhood"@en ;
   schema:productID "62170090" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780201626490> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780201489378> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/62170090> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2551721#Person/mernissi_fatima> # Fatima Mernissi
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Mernissi" ;
   schema:givenName "Fatima" ;
   schema:name "Fatima Mernissi" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2551721#Person/ward_ruth_v> # Ruth V. Ward
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Ward" ;
   schema:givenName "Ruth V." ;
   schema:name "Ruth V. Ward" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1007815> # Manners and customs
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Manners and customs"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1030996> # Muslim women
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Muslim women"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1205592> # Morocco
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Morocco" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1430470> # Harems
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Harems"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780201489378>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0201489376" ;
   schema:isbn "9780201489378" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780201626490>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0201626497" ;
   schema:isbn "9780201626490" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.