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All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation
Rebecca Traister
Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood - Fatema Mernissi I liked this very much. It was light without being shallow. Its primarily the memories of a girl growing up to about the age of ten in the 40's in a Moroccan family compound where purdah was kept. Sometimes it shades over into the fantastic, but that's part of the story she is telling, that women living physically restricted lives blossomed and flew in their imaginations - sometimes into silliness but still, they found a way to be joyous despite real restrictions and frustrations that she doesn't try to minimize.