READ Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood Author Fatema Mernissi


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  • Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood
  • Fatema Mernissi
  • English
  • 13 January 2019
  • 9780201489378

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    Fatema Mernissi Á 9 characters READ Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood Author Fatema Mernissi “When you happen to be trapped powerless behind walls stuck in a dead end harem you dream of escape And magic flourishes when you spell out

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    READ Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood Author Fatema Mernissi Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Á Fatema Mernissi Fatema Mernissi Á 9 characters Despite its appearance on every reading list related to Morocco I’d resisted reading Mernissi’s recent recounting of growing up in Fez in the 1940s and ’50s “A harem girlhood?” Exotic and titillating I thought but not likely a typical upbringing Now that I’ve read this fascinating memoir I realize that the western stereotype of “harem” – dancing girls who take turns pleasing a wealthy sultan – hard

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    READ Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood Author Fatema Mernissi Read Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood is a coming of age story set in Morocco during WWII an account of Yasmina's attempt to decipher the cloistered world within and the greater world beyond the family home in Fez The book almost seems a cross between an autobiography and an ethnographic study of French Colonial Morocco just as the stirrings of an independence movement are in the air It can't really be

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    READ Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood Author Fatema Mernissi A lovely book on multiple levels Mernissi's account of a girlhood in an upper middle class family in Fez in the 1940s is both a luminous and gently affectionate memoir and a penetrating look at the idea of the harem of a separate women's world within the household Mernissi is very clear the harems of her youth were not the lascivious fantasy lands of the Arabian Nights or Orientalist painting but communal spaces where th

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    Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Á Fatema Mernissi Fatema Mernissi Á 9 characters Read Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood A pointless book I can't imagine why the author thought this would be of any use to anyone It is supposed to be a fictional autobiography of the author's childhood in a Moroccan household which practised seclusion of the women hence the harem business The book is unstructured and simply jumps from one topic to the other without any sort of co

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    Fatema Mernissi Á 9 characters Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Á Fatema Mernissi Read Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood I read this after reading Scheherazade Goes West which expands on the differences shown hereThis is actually a won

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    READ Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood Author Fatema Mernissi Fatema Mernissi Á 9 characters I must admit that I am of a fan of Fatima Mernissi herself than her books The Morrocan feminist is an icon in her own country Born in a 1940 she did indeed grow up in a harem and then went on to earn a PhD in Political Science teach sociology at Mohammed V University in Rabat do research for UNESCO and publish a handful of books and a multitude of articles What is not to like? It is safe to say that she is the doyenne of scholarly researc

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    Fatema Mernissi Á 9 characters Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Á Fatema Mernissi Read Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood Wonderful memories about a young Moroccan girl’s childhood in the late 1940’s 1950’s The traditions of Mo

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    READ Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood Author Fatema Mernissi A Moroccan Tree Grows in Brooklyn Well not uite But there is something of the wistfulness of Francie in Fatima Mernissi a young girl growing up within the confines of a harem in Fez The idea of a harem in the 1940s is somew

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Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood

Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood Free download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub This wonderful and enchanting memoir tells the revelatory true story of one Muslim girl's life in her family's French Moroccan harem set against the backdrop of World War II The New York Times Book Review I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez Morocco So begins Fatima. When you happen to be trapped powerless behind walls stuck in a dead end harem you dream of escape And magic flourishes when you spell out that dream and make the frontiers vanish Dreams can change your life and eventually the world Liberation starts with images dancing in your little head and you translate those images in words And words cost nothing Fatima Mernissi Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem GirlhoodI just recently came across Moroccan feminist and sociologist Fatima Mernissi and was sorry to learn that she passed away late last year I m so grateful to her for this text for hearing her story Someone once told me we are always born into the right place at the right time and Mernissi definitely was Born in Morocco in 1940 during the transition between tradition and modernity she was a witness to the war and colonialism by the French As a sociologist most importantly a feminist she is able to present her story in a coming of age story situated in history I believe she was meant to write this story and she writes it well and so beautifully even inserting funny yet profound childhood observations We knew that the French were greedy and had come a long way to conuer our land even though Allah had already given them a beautiful one with bustling cities thick forests luscious green fields and cows much bigger than ours that gave four times as much milk But somehow the French needed to get home The concept of freedom especially when it deals with women is interesting to me because it means different things to different people Is freedom about physical barriers Do we have to construct our own freedom and how do we do so Do we see freedom in the other And even interesting is to learn about feminists from non Western countries and how other women practice feminism in cultures that might not even have that word in their vocabulary I was uite struck by how feminism was done within the harem walls in what people would say is a very unlikely place to practice feminismThe harem was defined as the place where a man kept his family and sheltered them It was both the place and the members We are introduced to proxemics and boundaries within the harem and we also learn about the harem of Mernissi s grandmother Yasmina in the countryside The harem is a boundary for women and the boundary symbolizes something to overcome somehow in search of freedom Some boundaries are invisible others are concrete or metallic like the harem s walls or gateOne of the ways feminism was practiced was through storytelling often intergenerationally In particular Scheherezade seemed to be a very important literary figure in this world However words would save the person who knew how to string them artfully together That is what happened to Scheherezade the author of the thousand and one tales The King was about to chop off her head but she was able to stop him at the last minute just by using words I was eager to find out how she had done it It was timely that I read this book just before reading Steinem s My Life on the Road In a sense their lives are opposites one grew up on the road one behind a wall Mernissi talked about the importance for women to not be restricted in their movements and I think Steinem would agree I knew that if you moved around your mind worked faster because you were constantly seeing new things that you had to respond to All in all this account reiterates how powerful words are how women do have that power to transform their own lives You are going to transform this world aren t you You are going to create a planet without walls and without frontiers where the gatekeepers have off every day of the year

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Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood Free download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Mernissi in this illuminating narrative of a childhood behind the iron gates of a domestic harem In Dreams of Trespass Mernissi weaves her own memories with the dreams and memories of the women who surrounded her in the courtyard of her youth women who without acce. Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood is a coming of age story set in Morocco during WWII an account of Yasmina s attempt to decipher the cloistered world within and the greater world beyond the family home in Fez The book almost seems a cross between an autobiography and an ethnographic study of French Colonial Morocco just as the stirrings of an independence movement are in the air 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 outcomeI read the very engaging work by Fatema Mernissi as a part of a program at my local library via a National Library Foundation grant called Muslim Journeys a series of encounters that included discussions of five assigned books lectures films each representing different Muslim countries And while one has various notions of what life in a harem might entail this tale is a warmly personal story detailing how a young girl deals with her very restrictive setting while yearning to define her own reality in the midst of abundant social contradictions One example of contradictory manifestations comes with the realization that Princess Aisha the teenage daughter of Morocco s King Mohammad V is heard to give speeches in both Arabic French and seen wearing both long caftans short French dresses with this combining of two worlds two codes two languages two personalities seeming far attractive than living in just one In fact this ability is spellbinding like the sliding open of magic doors enchanting the younger children being encouraged by many mature Moroccan women in Yasmina s circle but viewed as an exceedingly dangerous form of trespassing by her father most men Moroccan men feel strongly that the hudud or boundaries are sacred meant to be observed as protective of Morocco s cultural identity heritage and that if women began dressing provocatively smoking cigarettes running about with their hair uncovered imitating Europeans Moroccan culture would soon wither disappear However when asked why young males went around wearing their hair like French soldiers dressed like so many imitation Rudolf Valentino s Yasmina s father was not able to answer that uestion There are many memorable characters within the book by Fatema Mernissi including Chama who possesses charm books filled with folk wisdom and who often stages complex plays for the women on the terrace of the house but who is dictatorial prone to depression The occasional visits to the hamman bathhouse and the terrace of their home are the only two areas where most women in Fez can feel truly free but Yasmina s time at her much less restrictive family home in the country is also a refuge for her a time of feeling unfettered Throughout the book there are countless images of flight and of developing wings and a character called Aunt Habiba illiterate but robustly sensitive loved by Yasmina a stand in for the author Fatema someone who while uiet held onto her wings giving meaning to her life by dreaming about flight something that encourages Yasmina Imprisoned within the walls of the harem the women went about dreaming of horizons without frontiers Some women who view themselves as modern even embroider images of birdwings in flight an image that is seen as very threatening for traditional women In the view of Aunt Habiba When you happen to be trapped powerless behind walls stuck in a dead end harem you dream of escape And magic happens when you spell out that dream make the frontiers vanish Dreams can change your life eventually the world Liberation starts with little images dancing in your head you can translate those images into words words cost nothingThe beauty of Fatema Mernissi s novel is in its inspirational message stressing the importance of having dreams no matter who you are what your situation might beThis very enjoyable tale is accompanied by some very evocative black white chapter opening images by Ruth Ward I did have one area of uncertainty having read that the author is fluent in Arabic French there was no mention of a translator for the English version of the book I read White Rose and the Black 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 outcomeI read the very engaging work by Fatema Mernissi as a BIRDMEN 1 part of a Maggie Life at the Elms Maggie's World Book 1 program at my local library via a National Library Foundation grant called Muslim Journeys a series of encounters that included discussions of five assigned books lectures films each representing different Muslim countries And while one has various notions of what life in a harem might entail this tale is a warmly Love by Design personal story detailing how a young girl deals with her very 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provocatively smoking cigarettes running about with their hair uncovered imitating Europeans Moroccan culture would soon wither disappear However when asked why young males went around wearing their hair like French soldiers dressed like so many imitation Rudolf Valentino s Yasmina s father was not able to answer that uestion There are many memorable characters within the book by Fatema Mernissi including Chama who Pretty Tough possesses charm books filled with folk wisdom and who often stages complex The Mist plays for the women on the terrace of the house but who is dictatorial Venus 13 prone to depression The occasional visits to the hamman bathhouse and the terrace of their home are the only two areas where most women in Fez can feel truly free but Yasmina s time at her much less restrictive family home in the country is also a refuge for her a time of feeling unfettered Throughout the book there are countless images of flight and of developing wings and a character called Aunt Habiba illiterate but robustly sensitive loved by Yasmina a stand in for the author Fatema someone who while uiet held onto her wings giving meaning to her life by dreaming about flight something that encourages Yasmina Imprisoned within the walls of the harem the women went about dreaming of horizons without frontiers Some women who view themselves as modern even embroider images of birdwings in flight an image that is seen as very threatening for traditional women In the view of Aunt Habiba When you happen to be trapped Boss Man powerless behind walls stuck in a dead end harem you dream of escape And magic happens when you spell out that dream make the frontiers vanish Dreams can change your life eventually the world Liberation starts with little images dancing in your head you can translate those images into words words cost nothingThe beauty of Fatema Mernissi s novel is in its inspirational message stressing the importance of having dreams no matter who you are what your situation might beThis very enjoyable tale is accompanied by some very evocative black white chapter opening images by Ruth Ward I did have one area of uncertainty having read that the author is fluent in Arabic French there was no mention of a translator for the English version of the book I read

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Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood Free download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ss to the world outside recreated it from sheer imagination A beautifully written account of a girl confronting the mysteries of time and place gender and sex Dreams of Trespass illuminates what it was like to be a modern Muslim woman in a place steeped in tradition. Wonderful memories about a young Moroccan girl s childhood in the late 1940 s 1950 s The traditions of Morocco begin to chafe against increasing Western influences The author tells of how the competing factions of her extended family make decisions and shows how 3 generations of women s lives have changed