“I forbid myself to touch you and forbid myself your bed and beddings bring the camel and gather your stuff on it and wander where you want to fly for I’m not your prey nor am I your falcon.” […] The man forbade himself this woman and would not touch her because she had hurt him.

  • Source: Abu-Lughod, Lila. Writing women’s worlds: Bedouin stories. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.
  • Culture: Libyan Bedouin
  • Location: Africa