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Dreams of trespass : [electronic resource] tales of a harem girlhood / Fatima Mernissi ; photographs by Ruth V. Ward.

By: Mernissi, Fatima.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., c1994Description: 242 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0201626497 :; 9780201626490.Subject(s): Mernissi, Fatima -- Childhood and youth | Muslim women -- Morocco -- Biography | Morocco -- Social life and customs | Vrouwen | Harems | Islam | Mernissi, Fatima -- Enfance et jeunesse | Musulmanes -- Maroc -- Biographies | Maroc -- Murs et coutumesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Dreams of trespass.; Online version:: Dreams of trespass.DDC classification: 964/.0082 Other classification: 18.05 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
My harem frontiers -- Scheherazade, the king, and the words -- The French Harem -- Yasmina's first co-wife -- Chama and the Caliph -- Tamou's horse -- The harem within -- Aquatic dishwashing -- Moonlit nights of laughter -- The men's salon -- World War II: view from the courtyard -- Asmahan, the singing princess -- The Harem goes to the movies -- Egyptian feminists visit the terrace -- Princess Budur's fate -- The forbidden terrace -- Mina, the rootless -- American cigarettes -- Mustaches and breasts -- The silent dream of wings and flights --
Skin politics: eggs, dates, and other beauty secrets -- Henna, clay, and men's stares.
Summary: A feminist in the Muslim world weaves her own memories with dreams of women who surround her in the courtyard of her childhood.
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My harem frontiers -- Scheherazade, the king, and the words -- The French Harem -- Yasmina's first co-wife -- Chama and the Caliph -- Tamou's horse -- The harem within -- Aquatic dishwashing -- Moonlit nights of laughter -- The men's salon -- World War II: view from the courtyard -- Asmahan, the singing princess -- The Harem goes to the movies -- Egyptian feminists visit the terrace -- Princess Budur's fate -- The forbidden terrace -- Mina, the rootless -- American cigarettes -- Mustaches and breasts -- The silent dream of wings and flights --

Skin politics: eggs, dates, and other beauty secrets -- Henna, clay, and men's stares.

A feminist in the Muslim world weaves her own memories with dreams of women who surround her in the courtyard of her childhood.

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