Dreams of trespass : tales of a harem girlhood

Dreams of trespass : tales of a harem girlhood
Fatima Mernissi
"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. 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 story of a girl confronting the mysteries of time and place, gender and sex in the recent Muslim world. Mernissi writes with wit and color of the politics of seductions, of the harem as a metaphor, and of the world beyond--every woman's inaccessible obsession
Call Number: 
964 Mer