Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arab
ISBN: 0967673747
EAN13: 9780967673745
Language: English
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2010
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 8.5" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Sultana is a Saudi Arabian princess, a woman born to fabulous, uncountable wealth. She has four mansions on three continents, her own private jet, glittering jewels, designer dresses galore. But in reality she lives in a gilded cage. She has no freedom, no control over her own life, no value but as a bearer of sons. Hidden behind her black floor-length veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband, her sons, and her country. Sultana is a member of the Saudi royal family, closely related to the king. For the sake of her daughters, she has decided to take the risk of speaking out about the life of women in her country, regardless of their rank. She must hide her identity for fear that the religous leaders in her country would call for her death to punish her honesty. Only a woman in her position could possibly hope to escape from being revealed and punished, despite her cloak and anonymity. Sultana tells of her own life, from her turbulent childhood to her arranged marriage--a happy one until her husband decided to displace her by taking a second wife--and of the lives of her sisters, her friends and her servants. Although they share affection, confidences and an easy camaraderie within the confines of the women's quarters, they also share a history of appaling oppressions, everyday Read More chevron_right

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It was a really profound look into life in Arabia as a woman. It had shocking stories that really make you appreciate freedom
 
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