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Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia


This is the true story of a woman born to unbelievable wealth, who had the courage to challenge the traditions and religious laws that make the life of women in Saudi Arabia a barren, hopeless wasteland. Princess Sultana, who cannot reveal her real name for fear of death, has told her story to the bestselling author of The Rape of Kuwait. Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500

Life behind the veil.

by Sivvie on Dec 9, 2009

This story of the harsh repression of women in Saudi Arabia, is one of hatred, frustration and cruelty. Some of the stories are shocking (the 8 year old who was raped by the subject's brother with the consent of the child's mother because of poverty is particularly gruelling). Yet the tale also ... More


moving story

by kay99 on Sep 17, 2008

This is a very interesting novel, it gives us an insight into the lives of women in Saudia Arabia. When I read this book for the first time I wept like a child. I could not begin to imagine that women in other parts of the world had to live the life described in the novel. It also reminds me of how ... More

by Nance on May 17, 2007

I loved this book! An awesome true story. I'll be passing it along to my co workers. Highly recommend to anyone who is intersted in what life is like for women in Saudi Arabia. It will surprise you and you will be counting your blessings that you live in the country of freedom! More

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