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Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood - Community Reviews back

by Fatima Mernissi
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 3 years ago
I read this after reading Scheherazade Goes West - which expands on the differences shown here.This is actually a wonderful book about Mernissi's childhood in a harem and a comparison of that harem with that of her grandmother. Instead of telling, Mernissi shows you the different lives of the women ...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 5 years ago
This book intrigued me for a long time -- who isn't intrigued by the idea of a harem? As such, I'm glad that the book exists. Through it, Westerners can dispel the salacious or exotic associations that the word "harem" brings up -- opulent rooms full of beautiful women who are all sexually bound to ...
Bun's Books
Bun's Books rated it 50 years ago
I liked this very much. It was light without being shallow. Its primarily the memories of a girl growing up to about the age of ten in the 40's in a Moroccan family compound where purdah was kept. Sometimes it shades over into the fantastic, but that's part of the story she is telling, that women...
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