Scheherazade Goes West
Fatema Mernissi, the world-renowned Islamic feminist, has shed unprecedented light on the lives of women in the Middle East, in works hailed as "enchanting" (The New York Times Book Review), "exuberant" (Elle), and "remarkable" (The Washington Post Book World). Now, in Scheherazade Goes West,... show more
Fatema Mernissi, the world-renowned Islamic feminist, has shed unprecedented light on the lives of women in the Middle East, in works hailed as "enchanting" (The New York Times Book Review), "exuberant" (Elle), and "remarkable" (The Washington Post Book World). Now, in Scheherazade Goes West, Mernissi reveals her unique experiences as a liberated, independent Moroccan woman faced with the peculiarities and unexpected encroachments of Western culture. Her often surprising discoveries about the conditions of and attitudes toward women around the world -- and the exquisitely embroidered amalgam of clear-eyed autobiography and dazzling meta-fiction by which she relates those assorted discoveries -- add up to a deliciously wry, engagingly cosmopolitan, and deeply penetrating narrative.
Publish date: March 1st 2002
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, Gender Studies
, Womens Studies
While it is possible to read this book prior to reading Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood, I would recommend reading Dreams first.This book looks at the idea of the harem from the Western male view, something which confuses Mernissi because her view of the harem is radically different (a...
Libro molto interessante,anche se per "colpa" sua non vedrò più nello stesso modo l'harem. L'autrice ci spiega (e spiega a sé stessa) le differenze fra l'harem visto dagli orientali e quello visto dagli occidentali. Smonta completamente la nostra visione di luogo dove il califfo/sultano teneva rinch...
I'd read Dreams of Trespass and I loved it. Then I saw this book on the sale table at a local bookstore. I'd seen it online but when it was there in front of me, on a SALE TABLE!!! you guys, I just couldn't resist.I really enjoyed this book. Although some parts of it are a bit redundant, I love F...