Princess

Princess

A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia

eBook - 1992
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American-born Sasson recounts the life story of a Saudi princess she met while living in Saudi Arabia, offering a glimpse of the appalling conditions endured by even privileged women in the Middle East.
Publisher: New York : Morrow, [1992]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ♭1992
ISBN: 9781452489254
1452489254
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map

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AL_KATI Aug 24, 2017

This memoir sucked me in. It was fascinating and some parts were horrifying. A must read.

AL_ALICIA Aug 09, 2016

This book really opened my eyes to the experiences of women (even royal women) in the middle east. While it can be disturbing and upsetting at times, I find it to be an absolute must-read and highly recommend the whole trilogy.

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LWillenburg
Dec 21, 2012

This was a pretty good book. I had hoped things would get better, but I guess that's real life there. I hope God really does some work in the people's lives in this country and pray for them.

BookQueen88 Oct 15, 2012

This was an eye-opener for me, too. I knew that most Muslim women in the Arab world aren't really remotely treated like queens, but even as a Saudi princess, it's the same, if not, worse. Saudi Arabia is actually the second most oppressive nation in the world (North Korea is the first).

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pikachu025
Aug 26, 2012

At first I read this book because we were required to in lit class, but as I read on, I realized and learned so many things about Saudi Arabia that I never knew. At some points in the book it's hard to believe this is a real person's life from how disturbing some of the events are. This book is a major eye-opener, and a great read.

Mimi9988 Dec 30, 2011

VERY GOOD BOOK I RECOMMEND IT TO BE AN AWARD WINNING BOOK !!!!!!! VERY SAD!!!!!

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LBARBER
Mar 27, 2011

Another book that was difficult to read because of the violence to women and children. I am glad I read it though. It was an eye opener.

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BookBear780
Oct 13, 2010

An interesting read. Very disturbing in some parts but necessary to understand what these women must endure.

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email_becs
Jul 04, 2010

This is a book that you can't put down. Sultana, unlike her contemporaries, is fiery and wants women to have the same rights as men, who are currently oppressing the fairer sex. She watches as men discriminate in unimaginable ways against the ladies, who are completely powerless to resist. Then, when it happens to her, she fights back with all her strength.

This book reads like a novel, but it is obvious that it is about a real woman. I can't wait to see what happens next in the next book of the trilogy, "Princess Sultana's Daughters."

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