Dreams Of Trespass

Dreams Of Trespass
Author: Fatima Mernissi
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1995-09-04
ISBN 10: 9780201489378
ISBN 13: 0201489376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreams Of Trespass Book Review:

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 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 access 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.

Ramza

Ramza
Author: Out el Kouloub
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1994-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780815602804
ISBN 13: 0815602804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ramza Book Review:

The life of an Egyptian feminist. She is Ramza whose liberal father encourages her to obtain an education, but when the time comes to choose a husband, he reverts to his conservative ways. Ramza rebels and becomes a symbol of women's lib in Egypt. Lots of detail on harem life.

Islam And Democracy

Islam And Democracy
Author: Fatima Mernissi
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-03-05
ISBN 10: 0786731001
ISBN 13: 9780786731008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam And Democracy Book Review:

Is Islam compatible with democracy? Must fundamentalism win out in the Middle East, or will democracy ever be possible? In this now-classic book, Islamic sociologist Fatima Mernissi explores the ways in which progressive Muslims--defenders of democracy, feminists, and others trying to resist fundamentalism--must use the same sacred texts as Muslims who use them for violent ends, to prove different views. Updated with a new introduction by the author written in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, Islam and Democracy serves as a guide to the players moving the pieces on the rather grim Muslim chessboard. It shines new light on the people behind today's terrorist acts and raises provocative questions about the possibilities for democracy and human rights in the Islamic world. Essential reading for anyone interested in the politics of the Middle East today, Islam and Democracy is as timely now as it was upon its initial, celebrated publication.

Scheherazade Goes West

Scheherazade Goes West
Author: Fatima Mernissi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015050537128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scheherazade Goes West Book Review:

A leading Islamic sociologist examines Western attitudes toward women, drawing on the ancient Islamic tradition of oral storytelling and her own experiences to offer a candid look at feminism and women's culture.

The Forgotten Queens of Islam

The Forgotten Queens of Islam
Author: Fatima Mernissi
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780816624393
ISBN 13: 0816624399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forgotten Queens of Islam Book Review:

Mernissi recounts the extraordinary stories of fifteen queen s and reflects on the implications for the ways in which politics is practiced in Islam today, a world in which women are largely excluded form the political domain.

Trespass

Trespass
Author: Rose Tremain
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-03-04
ISBN 10: 1409090493
ISBN 13: 9781409090496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trespass Book Review:

In a silent valley in southern France stands an isolated stone farmhouse, the Mas Lunel. Its owner is Aramon Lunel, an alcoholic haunted by his violent past. His sister, Audrun, alone in her bungalow within sight of the Mas Lunel, dreams of exacting retribution for the unspoken betrayals that have blighted her life. Into this closed world comes Anthony Verey, a wealthy but disillusioned antiques dealer from London seeking to remake his life in France. From the moment he arrives at the Mas Lunel, a frightening and unstoppable series of consequences is set in motion...

Women s Rebellion Islamic Memory

Women s Rebellion   Islamic Memory
Author: Fatima Mernissi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 131
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105018363593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Rebellion Islamic Memory Book Review:

The book first explores some of the concrete issues fundamental to status of Muslim women, such as the production of statistics which mask women's contribution to the economies of Arab states. Mernissi also looks at a variety of demographics including education and literacy - she shows their importance not only for empowering women but also for improving their health.

The Book of Trespass

The Book of Trespass
Author: Nick Hayes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2021-07
ISBN 10: 9781526604729
ISBN 13: 1526604728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Trespass Book Review:

A meditation on the fraught and complex relationship between land, politics and power, this is England through the eyes of a trespasser.The vast majority of our country is entirely unknown to us because we are banned from setting foot on it. By law of trespass, we are excluded from 92 per cent of the land and 97 per cent of its waterways, blocked by walls whose legitimacy is rarely questioned. But behind them lies a story of enclosure, exploitation and dispossession of public rights whose effects last to this day.The Book of Trespass takes us on a journey over the walls of England, into the thousands of square miles of rivers, woodland, lakes and meadows that are blocked from public access. By trespassing the land of the media magnates, Lords, politicians and private corporations that own England, Nick Hayes argues that the root of social inequality is the uneven distribution of land.Weaving together the stories of poachers, vagabonds, gypsies, witches, hippies, ravers, ramblers, migrants and protestors, and charting acts of civil disobedience that challenge orthodox power at its heart, The Book of Trespass will transform the way you see England.

A House in Fez

A House in Fez
Author: Suzanna Clarke
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN 10: 1416545859
ISBN 13: 9781416545859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A House in Fez Book Review:

The Medina -- the Old City -- of Fez is the best-preserved, medieval walled city in the world. Inside this vibrant Moroccan community, internet cafes and mobile phones coexist with a maze of donkey-trod alleyways, thousand-year-old sewer systems, and Arab-style houses, gorgeous with intricate, if often shabby, mosaic work. While vacationing in Morocco, Suzanna Clarke and her husband, Sandy, are inspired to buy a dilapidated, centuries-old riad in Fez with the aim of restoring it to its original splendor, using only traditional craftsmen and handmade materials. So begins a remarkable adventure that is bewildering, at times hilarious, and ultimately immensely rewarding. A House in Fez chronicles their meticulous restoration, but it is also a journey into Moroccan customs and lore and a window into the lives of its people as friendships blossom. When the riad is finally returned to its former glory, Suzanna finds she has not just restored an old house, but also her soul.

The Harem Within

The Harem Within
Author: Fatima Mernissi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 254
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105012350679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Harem Within Book Review:

As a little girl, Fatima Mernissi was often puzzled by the idea of the harem. Even if you accepted that men and women needed to be kept apart, she asked, why couldn't it be the woman who walked freely in the streets, while men stayed locked behind the harem gates? In this story, she tells of her childhood in a Fez harem in the 1940s, a period of social transition in Morocco.

The Last Storytellers

The Last Storytellers
Author: Richard Hamilton
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2011-05-26
ISBN 10: 0857720155
ISBN 13: 9780857720153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Storytellers Book Review:

Marrakech is the heart and lifeblood of Morocco's ancient storytelling tradition. For nearly a thousand years, storytellers have gathered in the Jemaa el Fna, the legendary square of the city, to recount ancient folktales and fables to rapt audiences. But this unique chain of oral tradition that has passed seamlessly from generation to generation is teetering on the brink of extinction. The competing distractions of television, movies and the internet have drawn the crowds away from the storytellers and few have the desire to learn the stories and continue their legacy. Richard Hamilton has witnessed at first hand the death throes of this rich and captivating tradition and, in the labyrinth of the Marrakech medina, has tracked down the last few remaining storytellers, recording stories that are replete with the mysteries and beauty of the Maghreb.

In Arabian Nights

In Arabian Nights
Author: Tahir Shah
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0553384430
ISBN 13: 9780553384437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Arabian Nights Book Review:

The author continues his account of his adopted home of Morocco, exploring the tradition of the spiritual quest in terms of his own journey of self-discovery and his father's legacy of storytelling as he reveals Morocco's history, mystical beliefs, and culture.

The Lost History of Dreams

The Lost History of Dreams
Author: Kris Waldherr
Publsiher: Atria Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 1982101024
ISBN 13: 9781982101022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost History of Dreams Book Review:

A post-mortem photographer unearths dark secrets from the past that may hold the key to his future in this “sensual, twisting gothic tale…in the tradition of A.S. Byatt’s Possession, Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale, and Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights” (BookPage). All love stories are ghost stories in disguise. “This one happily succeeds at both” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). When famed Byronesque poet Hugh de Bonne is discovered dead in his bath one morning, his cousin Robert Highstead, a post-mortem photographer, is charged with a simple task: transport Hugh’s remains for burial in a chapel. This chapel, a stained-glass folly set on the moors, was built by de Bonne sixteen years earlier to house the remains of his beloved wife and muse, Ada. Since then, the chapel has been locked and abandoned, a pilgrimage site for the rabid fans of de Bonne’s last book, The Lost History of Dreams. However, Ada’s grief-stricken niece refuses to open the glass chapel for Robert unless he agrees to her bargain: before he can lay Hugh to rest, Robert must record Isabelle’s story of Ada and Hugh’s ill-fated marriage over the course of five nights. As the mystery of Ada and Hugh’s relationship unfolds, so too does the secret behind Robert’s own marriage—including that of his fragile wife, Sida, who has not been the same since a tragic accident three years earlier and the origins of his morbid profession that has him seeing things he shouldn’t...things from beyond the grave. Blurring the line between the past and the present, truth and fiction, and ultimately, life and death, The Lost History of Dreams is “a surrealist, haunting tale of suspense where every prediction turns out to be merely a step toward a bigger reveal” (Booklist).

The Almond

The Almond
Author: Nedjma
Publsiher: Black Swan Books, Limited
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780552772846
ISBN 13: 0552772844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Almond Book Review:

'My ambition is to give back to the women of my blood the power of speech confiscated by their men.' Badra is a young Berber girl from a North African village who is married off to an old man, and brutally raped on her wedding night. She thinks sexual pleasure exists only for men, until she escapes from her cruel husband to the city. Then she meets a handsome doctor who introduces her to a new world of sexual passion. L'AMANDE, written under a pseudonym by a North African woman living in France, reads like an erotic manifesto for modern women who want to break free from the repressive bonds of cultural tradition to unashamedly demand their right to pleasure.

The One I Knew Best of All

The One I Knew Best of All
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 325
Release: 1893
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32435018457341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The One I Knew Best of All Book Review:

A fictionalized account of the author's childhood up to a publisher's acceptance of her first story.

The Multispecies Salon

The Multispecies Salon
Author: Eben Kirksey
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-09-22
ISBN 10: 0822376989
ISBN 13: 9780822376989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Multispecies Salon Book Review:

A new approach to writing culture has arrived: multispecies ethnography. Plants, animals, fungi, and microbes appear alongside humans in this singular book about natural and cultural history. Anthropologists have collaborated with artists and biological scientists to illuminate how diverse organisms are entangled in political, economic, and cultural systems. Contributions from influential writers and scholars, such as Dorion Sagan, Karen Barad, Donna Haraway, and Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, are featured along with essays by emergent artists and cultural anthropologists. Delectable mushrooms flourishing in the aftermath of ecological disaster, microbial cultures enlivening the politics and value of food, and nascent life forms running wild in the age of biotechnology all figure in this curated collection of essays and artifacts. Recipes provide instructions on how to cook acorn mush, make cheese out of human milk, and enliven forests after they have been clear-cut. The Multispecies Salon investigates messianic dreams, environmental nightmares, and modest sites of biocultural hope. For additional materials see the companion website: www.multispecies-salon.org/ Contributors. Karen Barad, Caitlin Berrigan, Karin Bolender, Maria Brodine, Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn, David S. Edmunds, Christine Hamilton, Donna J. Haraway, Stefan Helmreich, Angela James, Lindsay Kelley, Eben Kirksey, Linda Noel, Heather Paxson, Nathan Rich, Anna Rodriguez, Dorion Sagan, Craig Schuetze, Nicholas Shapiro, Miriam Simun, Kim TallBear, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

Beyond the Veil

Beyond the Veil
Author: Fatima Mernissi
Publsiher: Saqi
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2011-10-10
ISBN 10: 0863564798
ISBN 13: 9780863564796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Veil Book Review:

Does Islam as a religion oppress women? Is Islam against democracy? In this classic study, internationally renowned sociologist Fatema Mernissi argues that women's oppression is not due to Islam as this religion in fact celebrates women's power. Women's oppression, she maintains, is due to the political manipulation of religion by powerseeking, archaic Muslim male elites. Mernissi explains in her book that early Muslim scholars portrayed women as aggressive hunters who forced men, reduced to weak hunted victims, to control women by imposing requirements such as veiling, which confined women to the private space. In her new introduction, she argues that women's invasion of the 500-plus Arab satellite channels in the twenty-first century, as show anchors and film and video stars, supports her theory that Islam as a religion celebrates female power. 'A fascinating book' Scotland on Sunday 'If a reader were to select only one book in order to gain insight into women's status and prospects in Islamic society, this study should be the one chosen for its clarity, honesty, depth of knowledge and thought-provoking qualities.' Arab Book World

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Author: David Mitchell
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2010-06-29
ISBN 10: 0679603581
ISBN 13: 9780679603580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Book Review:

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas | Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize In 2007, Time magazine named him one of the most influential novelists in the world. He has twice been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. The New York Times Book Review called him simply “a genius.” Now David Mitchell lends fresh credence to The Guardian’s claim that “each of his books seems entirely different from that which preceded it.” The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a stunning departure for this brilliant, restless, and wildly ambitious author, a giant leap forward by even his own high standards. A bold and epic novel of a rarely visited point in history, it is a work as exquisitely rendered as it is irresistibly readable. The year is 1799, the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor, the “high-walled, fan-shaped artificial island” that is the Japanese Empire’s single port and sole window onto the world, designed to keep the West at bay; the farthest outpost of the war-ravaged Dutch East Indies Company; and a de facto prison for the dozen foreigners permitted to live and work there. To this place of devious merchants, deceitful interpreters, costly courtesans, earthquakes, and typhoons comes Jacob de Zoet, a devout and resourceful young clerk who has five years in the East to earn a fortune of sufficient size to win the hand of his wealthy fiancée back in Holland. But Jacob’s original intentions are eclipsed after a chance encounter with Orito Aibagawa, the disfigured daughter of a samurai doctor and midwife to the city’s powerful magistrate. The borders between propriety, profit, and pleasure blur until Jacob finds his vision clouded, one rash promise made and then fatefully broken. The consequences will extend beyond Jacob’s worst imaginings. As one cynical colleague asks, “Who ain’t a gambler in the glorious Orient, with his very life?” A magnificent mix of luminous writing, prodigious research, and heedless imagination, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is the most impressive achievement of its eminent author. Praise for The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet “A page-turner . . . [David] Mitchell’s masterpiece; and also, I am convinced, a masterpiece of our time.”—Richard Eder, The Boston Globe “An achingly romantic story of forbidden love . . . Mitchell’s incredible prose is on stunning display. . . . A novel of ideas, of longing, of good and evil and those who fall somewhere in between [that] confirms Mitchell as one of the more fascinating and fearless writers alive.”—Dave Eggers, The New York Times Book Review “The novelist who’s been showing us the future of fiction has published a classic, old-fashioned tale . . . an epic of sacrificial love, clashing civilizations and enemies who won’t rest until whole family lines have been snuffed out.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post “By any standards, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a formidable marvel.”—James Wood, The New Yorker “A beautiful novel, full of life and authenticity, atmosphere and characters that breathe.”—Maureen Corrigan, NPR Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

Intellectual Trespassing as a Way of Life

Intellectual Trespassing as a Way of Life
Author: David P. Ellerman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 271
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780847679324
ISBN 13: 0847679322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intellectual Trespassing as a Way of Life Book Review:

Dramatic changes or revolutions in a field of science are often made by outsiders or 'trespassers, ' who are not limited by the established, 'expert' approaches. Each essay in this diverse collection shows the fruits of intellectual trespassing and poaching among fields such as economics, Kantian ethics, Platonic philosophy, category theory, double-entry accounting, arbitrage, algebraic logic, series-parallel duality, and financial arithmetic.

In Morocco

In Morocco
Author: Edith Wharton
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2016-03-31
ISBN 10: 1473361052
ISBN 13: 9781473361058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Morocco Book Review:

This early work by Edith Wharton was originally published in 1920 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'In Morocco' is a travel journey in which Wharton details her observations and experiences while in colonial North Africa. Edith Wharton was born in New York City in 1862. Wharton's first poems were published in Scribner’s Magazine. In 1891, the same publication printed the first of her many short stories, titled 'Mrs. Manstey’s View'. Over the next four decades, they – along with other well-established American publications such as Atlantic Monthly, Century Magazine, Harper’s and Lippincott’s – regularly published her work.