Having literally risked her life to make her story known to the people of the world outside Saudi Arabia, Princess Sultana now continues her tale of repression and violence against women into the next generation. Despite their mother's privileged position in the Saudi royal family, Sultana's daughters do not escape the consequences of feudal ...
Having literally risked her life to make her story known to the people of the world outside Saudi Arabia, Princess Sultana now continues her tale of repression and violence against women into the next generation. Despite their mother's privileged position in the Saudi royal family, Sultana's daughters do not escape the consequences of feudal injustice. Maps.
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This book and all the books in the series were fantastic!! I read each one over a day or two. The information about the world of women in Arab countries was very revealing and certainly current. Please read these books- and order them from Alibris- the prices are also fantastic!
Jul 26, 2007
I bought this second book as a continuing story from the first book I purchased. Great book at a low cost!
Apr 8, 2007
This book is a great opportunity to learn more about the everyday life of women in the middle east. Even thought these women are of a royal family, they all have different lives and beliefs. I encourage others to read this and others from this author.
Publishers Weekly, 1994-05-16 Sasson's sequel to Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil is another page-turner related by ``Princess Sultana.'' A member of the royal family of Saudi Arabia, Sultana now is married to a progressive prince, but this privileged status does not protect her or her two daughters from the country's repressive laws against women. Though a devout Muslim, Sultana believes the entrenched male power structure has perverted religious doctrine to justify veiling women and depriving them of basic civil liberties. The lack of opportunity to forge equal relationships with men before and after marriage, Sultana argues, is why one of her daughters became fanatically religious and the other suffered a mental breakdown. This eye-opening account is limited to life among the royals rather than a critique of Saudi Arabian society, although Sultana describes the brutal custom of female circumcision practiced by the poor. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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