Dreams of Trespass has ratings and reviews. Petra Eggs said: Original review I bought this book as brand new. It looks brand new. It feels bran. Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood Summary & Study Guide includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, quotes, character descriptions. Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, December , Pages 68, Book Reviews Dreams of Trespass: Tales of A Harem Girlhood By Fatima Mernissi.

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That when those boundaries are not respected, it leads to sorrow and unhappiness. They are caged birds who sing on demand and are there to be petted and admired and fed delicacies, drems not left to fly free.

“Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood” by Fatima Mernissi

It weaves old Moroccan tails with current changes which was so entertaining. I finished the book wanting to read more about the era. And it also holds truths and insight for women everywhere, taales all times.

The only reason it got three stars is that it isn’t written all that well. Paperbackpages. Showing of reviews. Women and Gender in Islam: Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Write a customer review. We get rare glimpse of what went on in the ‘s behind those high walls with little windows-inside was a whole other world meant to be hidden from the outside world-a “retreat” that was supposed to hide as well as to protect women-that “veil” was dropped after many years and the author tale to its demise-enjoyable read!

I hope to read this novel with my English students this year. Quotes from Dreams of Trespas Adult reflections giving us hints of the taes beyond the walls are presented as discussions she had with adults mostly women in the large household.

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The seller should be locked up and flogged on the soles of their feet. Face masks, hair treatments and henna were all applied and not removed until they reached the baths. There is masses of underlining inside. The machinations and manipulations of the women to get what they want which they often do, except freedom.

I recommend this book for anyone interested in biography or memoirs and who want to increase understanding of the Muslim culture. A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams. Her eloquent depictions come to life on the page. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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Girlohod having various fellow co-wives, the latter seems happier than the domineering Lala. This is a delightful memoir. Mernissi relates the two controlling influences in the harem: Her uncle had two, but there were more women, mostly widowed or divorced relatives, plus many children in the household. Yasmina says that Fatima will be educated and the first step toward that occurs when nationalists create schools that accept young women and encourage girls to attend.

Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood

Through my own adventures, I strive to provide insight into experiences that will enrich your life. I find the innocence of this novel very endearing, and feel that the understated messages make this book a more powerful read than most memoirs.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Various potions would be concocted with recipes handed down through generations aa zealously guarded. Let’s just say that there are no eunuchs waving palm fronds or scenes from The History of the World, Part I, or Scheherazade.

La storia di Fatema finisce troppo presto, troncata di netto quasi alle soglie della sua adolescenza: Do we have to construct our own freedom taless how do we do so?

It can’t really be compared to The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank but there are certain similarities in the manner in which it portrays a young girl at the onset of maturation, held captive at about the same time as the story set in Holland but fortunately with a much brighter outcome.


Apr 06, DubaiReader rated it dreama it Shelves: She spins amiable, often improbable tales of the rigidly proper city harem in Fez and the contrasting freedoms of the country harem where her grandmother Yakima lives. And words cost nothing! The harem was a true refuge for the women of the family; a steadfast safe haven to retreat to when their relationships were in conflict. An interesting memoir by Fatema Mernessi that spans a very short period of dreaams young life – until she was about nine years old.

Mernissi colors the entrapments of her own girlhood in s Morocco with great humor and excellent storytelling. She was the official storyteller of the harem.

E molti altri ‘mondi interiori’, dentro. The beauty of Moroccan architecture and the inventiveness and love among the women and children counter-balance the reality of living in virtual imprisonment, yet tellingly Mernissi seems to urge mostly her female readers for social change.

This is typical of Fatima’s mother and she teaches Fatima that she must stand up for herself if she wants things in life. I like how vividly their life was described, i liked how skillfuly women’s mind was displayed, i liked that it showed different types of women with differnt views, how can women be against basic feminine rights and how can others be pro and still have their sanity and common sense despite the peer pressure, the society, the raising and the humiliation, How can they still preserve their self respect and self worth in their own eyes and not submit or be brainwashed.

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