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“Once I asked Mina why she danced so smoothly while most of the other women made abrupt, jerky movements, and she said that many of the women confused liberation with agitation. 'Some ladies are angry with their lives,' she said 'and so even their dance becomes an expression of that.' Angry women are hostages of their anger. They cannot escape it and set themselves free, which is indeed a sad fate. The worst of prisons is a self-created one. (p.162)”


Fatema Mernissi, Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood
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Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood by Fatema Mernissi
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