princess a true story of life behind the veil in saudi arab

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Author : Jean Sasson
ISBN : 9781448111312
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In a land where Kings still rule, I am a Princess. You must know me only as Sultana, for I cannot reveal my true name for fear that harm will come to me and my family for what I am about to tell you. Think of a Saudi Arabian princess and what do you see? A woman glittering with jewels, living a life of unbelievable luxury. She has gold, palaces, swimming-pools, servants, designer dresses galore. But in reality she lives in a gilded cage. She has no freedom, no vote, no control over her own life, no value but as a bearer of sons. Hidden behind the veil, she is a prisoner, her jailers her father, her husband, her sons. 'Sultana' is a member of the Saudi royal family, closely related to the King. For the sake of her daughters, she decided that it was time for a woman in her position to speak out about the reality of life for women in her country, whatever their rank. She tells of her own life, from her turbulent childhood to her arranged marriage - a happy one, until her husband decided to take a second wife - and of the lives of her sisters, her friends and her servants. In contrast to the affection and easy camaraderie amongst the women, she relates a history of appalling oppression against them, everyday occurrences that in any other culture would be seen as shocking human rights violations: forced marriages, servants bullied into sex slavery, summary executions. Princess is a testimony to a woman of indomitable spirit and great courage. By speaking out, 'Sultana' risked bringing the wrath of the Saudi establishment upon her head and upon the heads of her children. For this reason, she told her story anonymously.

Princess Sultana

Author : Daniah Khayat
ISBN : OCLC:838106687
Genre : Saudi Arabia
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"The story of Sultana in Princess: a true story of life behind the veil in Saudi Arabia, written by Jean Sasson, proposes an autobiography of a woman in the royal family in Saudi Arabia. Assuming the voice of a woman who cannot tell her own story, Sasson, as an amanuensis, recounts Sultana's autobiography. Sultana's life experiences come from journals she has kept since she was eleven years old. A study of the book, according to the genre and theories of autobiography, will reveal whether or not the opinions told can be viewed as valid. Through this thesis and its research, another argument rises from another autobiographical dimension, that of this thesis writer and researcher, a Saudi female. The conclusion of the study will show if the text matches the reality of the claims in the book about Saudi society. Through the narrative, 'Sultana' says that her situation is similar to the rest of the Saudi female population. 'Sultana' claims that her comments are true for all Saudi women. For verification of that claim, this study will examine gender roles, social conditions, and women's rights in response to Sultana's comments upon them. It will also provide the history of the state of feminism in the Arabian Peninsula, which influences the status of women in Saudi Arabia. A deliberative reliance on feminist criticism will constitute part of the thesis. As a conclusion, analysis of the text provides understanding of this exotic society, for someone who is outside of this society, and the role played by its women. Further, it reveals the gender complexity which exists between men and women in Saudi Arabia."--Abstract.


Author : Jean P. Sasson
ISBN : 3442361796
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Princess Sultana S Daughters

Author : Jean P. Sasson
ISBN : 0967673755
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Chronicles the fates of the two daughters of a Saudi Arabian princess--the elder, driven by isolation and fear into a lesbian relationship and mental breakdown, and the younger, who is seduced by fundamentalist fanaticism.

Nicht Ohne Meine Tochter

Author : Betty Mahmoody
ISBN : 9783732510153
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Nichts ahnend fliegt Betty Mahmoody zusammen mit ihrer kleinen Tochter und ihrem persischen Ehemann für einen zweiwöchigen Aufenthalt in den Iran. Bereits nach wenigen Tagen muss sie feststellen, dass ihr Mann sich immer mehr verändert. Er schlägt sie und ihre Tochter und sperrt sie ein. Von einer Rückkehr in die USA ist nicht mehr die Rede. Als es Betty gelingt, Kontakt zur Schweizer Botschaft aufzunehmen, erfährt sie, dass sie das Land nur ohne ihre Tochter verlassen kann. Das aber will sie unter keinen Umständen...

Ich Prinzessin Aus Dem Hause Al Saud

Author : Jean P. Sasson
ISBN : 3442424216
Genre : Princesses
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Princess Stepping Out Of The Shadows

Author : Jean Sasson
ISBN : 9781473560253
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the international bestseller, Princess: The True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia, Princess Al-Sa’ud and the acclaimed author Jean Sasson began a remarkable series of books. Now, more than twenty-five years later, this compelling journey continues as we follow the fortunes and the dazzling life of the Princess, her friends and her family. But, of course, there is a less glamorous, much darker side to this engaging series, and in Stepping Out of the Shadows Jean and the Princess focus their attention on how, despite positive news on civil rights reforms, Saudi women still suffer physical and psychological abuse and have little legal protection due to the archaic guardianship laws of the land. So, although this is a kingdom on the threshold of revolutionary change – change spearheaded by the young Saudi Crown Prince who is keen to modernize his country – any thoughts of equal rights and the chance to lead an independent life remain little more than dreams for most Saudi women. Whilst the Princess acknowledges and welcomes the reforms that are on the horizon, through stories of joy and sorrow, we see how she is determined to continue to fight for equal rights for women in this, her beloved kingdom.

Daughters Of Arabia

Author : Jean Sasson
ISBN : 1409057135
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Princess Trilogy Study Guide

Author : Jon Gregson Crawford
ISBN : 9781624881732
Genre : Study Aids
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The only study guide of the three PRINCESS books authorized by the writer JEAN SASSON. This study guide includes an interview with Jean Sasson and with Princess Sultana Al-Saud Princess Triology Study Guide: Book I: PRINCESS: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia Book II: Princess Sultana's Daughters Book III: Princess Sultana's Circle

The Girl In The Letter The Most Gripping Heartwrenching Page Turner Of The Year

ISBN : 1472255097
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Read her letter. Remember her story... Gripping. Mesmerising. Haunting. Heart-breaking. Once you've heard her story, you will never forget The Girl in the Letter. Perfect for fans of Kate Morton, Rachel Hore and Kathryn Hughes, this page-turning, moving novel of separation and long-buried secrets will stay with you for ever. In the winter of 1956 pregnant young Ivy is sent in disgrace to St Margaret's, a home for unmarried mothers in the south of England, run by nuns, to have her child. Her baby daughter is adopted. Ivy will never leave. Sixty years later, journalist Samantha stumbles upon a series of letters from Ivy to her lover, pleading with him to rescue her from St Margaret's before it is too late. As Sam pieces together Ivy's tragic story, terrible secrets about St Margaret's dark past begin to emerge. What happened to Ivy, to her baby, and to the hundreds of children born in the home? What links a number of mysterious, sudden deaths in the area? And why are those who once worked at St Margaret's so keen that the truth should never be told? As Sam unpicks the sinister web of lies surrounding St Margaret's, she also looks deep within - to confront some unwelcome truths of her own...

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