In Dreams of Trespass, Fatima Mernissi tells her memories of growing up in urban Morocco with stories of the women who surrounded her in the courtyard of her youth – her mother, aunts and cousins. Living in a domestic harem and deprived of access to the world outside, these women used their imagination to recreate their own place … a provocative story of a girl confronting the mysteries of time and place, gender and sex in the recent Muslim world.
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Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is part of a series of programs, Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys, a joint project of the San Jose Public Library and the San Jose State University Library made possible through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Library Association and George Mason University.
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