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Dreams Of Trespass

Dreams Of Trespass

Tales Of A Harem Girlhood

The must-read true story of one Muslim girl’s life in her family’s French Moroccan harem, set against the backdrop of World War II

“I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, Morocco…” So begins Fatima Mernissi in this illuminating 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, without access to the world outside, recreated it from sheer imagination.

A beautifully written account of a girl confronting the mysteries of time and place, gender and sex, Dreams of Trespass illuminates what it was like to be a modern Muslim woman in a place steeped in tradition.

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Genre: Mind, Body, Spirit / Religion / Islam / History

On Sale: September 4th 1995

Price: $17.99 / $23.49 (CAD)

Page Count: 256

ISBN-13: 9780201489378

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"Wonderful and enchanting.... Mernissi brings this vanished world to life."—
New York Times Book Review
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"A remarkable book...vits good humor is unwavering; it tempers judgmentalism with understanding; and it provides a vivid portrait of a world that most Westerners can scarcely comprehend."—Washington Post Book World
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"[Mernissi] creates a necklace of tales as delightful as Scheherazade's."—Elle
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