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Harem Fantasies
and the New Scheherazades


Introduction by Fatima Mernissi, With an essay by Rose Issa

Published to accompany a major exhibition co-curated by Fatima Mernissi and Rose Issa that opened in Barcelona, Spain and travelled to Lyon, France. Mernissi explored historical portrayals of
the harem from the 18th to 20th centuries, while Rose Issa introduced the “New Scheherazades – contemporary women artists from Islamic backgrounds, who use a highly individual visual language to comment on their societies.

French edition: “Fantaisies du Harem et Nouvelles Scheherezade” (Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Somogy Editions d’Art, 2003. 191 pages: 196 illustrations, 140 in colour. ISBN: 2-85056-687-X)


   
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