Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia
Princess A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia Author:Jean P. Sasson PRINCES: A TRUE STORY OF LIFE BEHIND THE VEIL IN SAUDI ARABIA describes the life of Princess Sultana Al Sa'ud, a princess in the royal house of Saudi Arabia. Hidden behind her black veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband, and her country. Sultana tells of appalling oppressions, everyday occurrences that in any other culture ... more »would be seen as shocking human rights violations: thirteen-year-old girls forced to marry men five times their age, young women killed by drowning, stoning, or isolation in the "women's room." PRINCESS is a testimony to a woman of indomitable spirit and courage, and you will never forget her or her Muslim sisters.« less
Amy M. reviewed Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia on
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a very interesting, if disturbing account of life behind the veil for women in Saudi Arabia. I have now also read the sequel. This is an autobiography of an actual Saudi princess and her struggle for a share of control in her life. Passed from father to husband like cattle, Saudi women have little role to play in their country's destiny at the moment. If you like this type of book, you must read Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks which is a collection of articles written about women throughout the Muslim world as Geraldine lived and worked abroad as a reporter.