Dreams of Trespass

Dreams of Trespass

Tales of A Harem Girlhood

Book - 1995
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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, 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."--Back cover.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c1995
ISBN: 9780201489378
Branch Call Number: 964.0082 M549M 1995
Characteristics: 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Ward, Ruth V.
Alternative Title: Tales of a harem girlhood


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ezhurbin Jul 02, 2017

There is something magical and captivating about his book.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 27, 2014

A delightful and enlightening memoir! The warmly-told search by a young girl for the meaning behind the daily habits and rituals of her Moroccan household.

Oct 07, 2013

Gracefully written memoir depicting the author's childhood in Fez, Morocco, in the 1940's


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