Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood Setting & Symbolism

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Morocco

This is the country where Fatima and her family lives.

Fez

This is the Moroccan city where Fatima and her family live.

The Frontier

A symbolic division between life in the harem and life outside the harem, Fatima says that in some cases the frontier is tangible, such as in the example of the gate at her house. In other cases, this frontier is intangible and Fatima says she likes that less because the rules are less defined.

A Thousand and One Nights

This is an Arabian story in which a woman has to entertain her captor with a new segment of a story each night in order to keep from being killed. Fatima loves this story.

The Rif Region

This is where Grandfather Tazi is from.

The Courtyard

This is where most of the action of daily life occurs at the house where Fatima lives.

The Terrace

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