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|Daughters Of Arabia By Jean Sasson by spikedcylinder: 7:59pm On Dec 28, 2005|
Millions of readers from around the world were shocked at Princess Sultana's extraordinarily open and honest story.[/i]Princess[i],the first hand expose of women's lives behind the veil inside the royal family of Saudi Arabia. In [/i]Daughters of Arabia[i], the princess turns the spotlight on her teenage daughters, Maha and Amani.
Surrounded by unbelievable opulence, Sultana's daughters have grown up taking their luxuries for granted. Yet,stifled by the horrendous restrictions imposed on all females, even royals, they have reacted in very different but equally desperate ways.
This is a compelling story, set against the background of a turbulent society pitting authoritarian rule against fundamentalist religious demands, external political pressures and the tug of economic hardship in a land overflowing with oil revenues. This is the land that produced Osama Bin Laden. And yet it is a land of beauty, history and religion. Home of Islam's holiest sites. It is in this environment of paradox and contrast that Sultana tries to rear her daughters as she seeks to expose injustice .In her courageous quest, Sultana once more strikes a chord amongst all women lucky enough to live their lives in freedom.
I'm still in the middle of it but I think its absolutely brilliant! A true life story too. . . . .
|Re: Daughters Of Arabia By Jean Sasson by newgirl(f): 9:41am On Feb 05, 2006|
yea its a really good book
|Re: Daughters Of Arabia By Jean Sasson by Mivoh(f): 3:33pm On Aug 01, 2009|
Sounds good. i think i'll check it out
|Re: Daughters Of Arabia By Jean Sasson by tpia.: 7:42pm On Aug 01, 2009|
think I'm mixing this up with Lord of the Rings which I know I lent someone years ago if i remember correctly.
|Re: Daughters Of Arabia By Jean Sasson by spikedcylinder: 8:08pm On Aug 01, 2009|
Lord of the Rings? How?
|Re: Daughters Of Arabia By Jean Sasson by dayokanu(m): 8:17pm On Aug 01, 2009|
|Re: Daughters Of Arabia By Jean Sasson by tpia.: 2:37am On Aug 02, 2009|
I posted something else originally but I think I was referring to the wrong book.
|Re: Daughters Of Arabia By Jean Sasson by spikedcylinder: 3:18pm On Aug 02, 2009|
Dayo, check the thread now.
|Re: Daughters Of Arabia By Jean Sasson by dayokanu(m): 4:11pm On Aug 02, 2009|
You have done your bit
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