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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 »
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ISBN-13: 9780380719181
ISBN-10: 0380719185
Publication Date: 4/1997
Pages: 283
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4.1 stars, based on 90 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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it provided a great first person into the life of an arabian princess as a child til the age of elderly..
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This is a truly shocking book about the deplorable way Saudi women are treated.
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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.
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reviewed Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia on + 2 more book reviews
A fascinating read for anyone (especially a woman) of the restrictive life of a Saudi upper class woman, a member of the enormous royal family.
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Really enjoyed this inside look at a true Arabian princess....interesting story, great information presented in a well-written book.
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This is a sad read of a culture I did not know much about.


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