Dreams of trespass : tales of a harem girlhood / Fatima Mernissi

Call number: CT2678.M47 A3 1995

I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, Morocco…” So begins Fatima Mernissi in the 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. This book is the provocative story of a girl confronting the mysteries of time and place, gender and sex in the recent Muslim world.–Back cover.

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