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Dreams of trespass : tales of a harem girlhood

Author
Mernissi, Fatima.
Title
Dreams of trespass : tales of a harem girlhood / Fatima Mernissi ; photographs by Ruth V. Ward.
Format
Book
Published
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., c1994.
Description
242 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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.
Subject headings
Mernissi, Fatima.
Kinsey subjects
Harem.
Islam.
Biographies of women.
Sex customs--Morocco.
Social customs--Morocco.
Social conditions--Morocco.
ISBN
0201626497 :
9780201626490

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
186.1 M47 d7 1994
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute