Dreams Of Trespass

Dreams Of Trespass

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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.
ISBN: 9780201489378
Branch Call Number: BOOK CLUB BAG Mernissi Dreams

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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.

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MysTeri
Oct 07, 2013

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

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