Essay Topic 1
Discuss the meaning of frontiers in Mernissi's life. Where did she encounter them? How did they make her feel?
Essay Topic 2
Compare the quality of life for women in the harems in Fez and on Grandfather Tazi's farm. Who seemed to have more freedom?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Thor and Yasmina's relationship. Why did Yasmina dislike Thor? What did she do that angered Thor? How did Yasmina resolve the conflict?
Essay Topic 4
In what ways did the natural world play an essential role in the lives of women in this memoir? How did Mernissi respond to living on the farm as opposed to the city house? What did Yasmina tell her about the natural world and women?
Essay Topic 5
How was Aunt Habiba a mentor for the young Mernissi? What did she teach Mernissi about dreams and imagination? In what way did Mernissi wish to be like...
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