Education / Professional training - Maghreb

Manifestation of Empowerment in Mernissi's Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood

12.05.2022 / Created by Laghssais

This paper analyzes women empowerment and its manifestation in Fatima Mernissi’s (1994) book Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood. Mernissi describes her early childhood growing up in the harem in Fez, Morocco, in the 1940s.

Despite the male-dominated and patriarchal mentality of that time period, women in the Mernissi harem found their own ways to be empowered from within and to transmit this to their daughters and other women through storytelling, theater, music and implanting dreams of freedom in young girls to claim their fight against patriarchy and pursue their dreams beyond the harem walls.

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  • Type of publication : Article
  • Author : Bochra Laghssais
  • Publishing house : Universitat Jaume I.
  • Publication date : 2020
  • Number of pages : 18
  • Language : English

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