Daughters Of Arabia

Author : Jean Sasson
ISBN : 9781446412442
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Readers of Princess Sultana's extraordinary biography Princess were gripped by her powerful indictment of women's lives behind the veil within the royal family of Saudi Arabia. They were every bit as fascinated by the sequel, Daughters of Arabia. Here, the princess turns the spotlight on her two daughters, Maha and Amani, both teenagers. Surrounded by untold opulence and luxury from the day they were born, but stifled by the unbearably restrictive lifestyle imposed on them, they reacted in equally desperate ways. Their dramatic and shocking stories, together with many more which concern other members of Princess Sultana's huge family, are set against a rich backdrop of Saudi Arabian culture and social mores which she depicts with equal colour and authenticity. We learn, for example, of the fascinating ritual of the world-famous annual pilgrimage to Makkah as we accompany the princess and her family to this holiest of cities. Throughout, however, she never tires of her quest to expose the injustices which her society levels against women. In her courageous campaign to improve the lot of her own daughters of Arabia, Princess Sultana once more strikes a chord amongst all women who are lucky enough to have the freedom to speak out for themselves.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Princess Sultana S Daughters

Author : Jean Sasson
ISBN : 0613709209
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Recounts one woman's daily battles to secure freedoms for herself and for the next generation.
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Princess Trilogy Study Guide

Author : Jon Gregson Crawford
ISBN : 9781624881732
Genre : Study Aids
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This is a three-part complete study guide for the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author Jean Sasson’s Princess Trilogy, which includes one three-part guide on her most internationally acclaimed books: Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia, Princess Sultana’s Daughters, and Princess Sultana’s Circle. The study guides for all three books were extensively researched and written by Jon Gregson Crawford. Whether you’re a student, a member of a book club, someone traveling abroad to Saudi Arabia for the first time or perhaps a reader that has enjoyed the Princess Trilogy you will find a wealth of useful information. This three-part study guide is the only study guide for the Princess Trilogy that was approved by the author, Jean Sasson. Jean was meticulous in working with Jon to make certain that every single detail of the guide afforded her readers enough information so that it would truly encompass all three books. Reading the three-part study guide is like receiving an abridged course of the Princess books, by the person that can provide the best possible lesson, the author herself. It’s important to note that each of the books in the study guide includes an all-new interview with Jean Sasson and the study guide for Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia even includes a revealing interview with Princess Sultana (her first interview in eight years). For each specific book in the series, the study guide includes an in-depth book summary, character descriptions, chapter summaries (which includes detailed analyses of each chapter of each of the three books with specific quotes from the original text throughout the summaries), and study and discussion questions that will be prudent for everyone that plans to use the Princess Trilogy as an educational tool. Also included is a section with information about Saudi culture. Princess is the universal true story about a member of Saudi royalty, who, over the course of three books tells her personal life story, as well as the stories of her family and other people she has come into contact with throughout her life. Jean Sasson met and befriended Princess Sultana when she lived in Saudi Arabia for more than twelve years. The author was the first author and the only author to be granted such unprecedented access to a Saudi princess’s life. Jean Sasson’s books have been published worldwide, achieving bestseller status in nearly every country where it was published. The books about Princess Sultana have remained timeless because so little of Saudi culture has changed when it comes to the lives of Saudi women. All three books have been updated, and this information will be available in the new editions of the books, to be published in October 2012 and March 2013. It’s exciting that twenty years after its initial publication, there is an entirely new generation of readers who are enthusiastically embracing the books about Princess Sultana Al-Saud.
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Desert Royal

Author : Jean Sasson
ISBN : 9781446497920
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In Princess, readers were shocked by Sultana's revelations about life in Saudi Arabia's royal family. Royal women live as virtual prisoners, surrounded by unimaginable wealth and luxury, privileged beyond belief, and yet subject to every whim of their husbands, fathers, and even their sons. Daughters of Arabia featured Sultana's teenage daughters, determined to rebel but in very different ways. And now, in Desert Royal, Sultana's fight for women's rights in a repressive, fundamentalist Islamic society, has an extra sense of urgency. The threat of world terrorism, the gathering strength of religious leaders and the discontent of impoverished Saudis are threatening to topple the comfortable world Sultana has known. But an extended family 'camping' trip in the desert brings Sultana and her relatives face to face with their nomadic roots, and nourishes her will to carry on the fight for women's rights in all Muslim countries. This updated edition contains an all-new chapter as well as a letter from Sultana herself, encouraging all women to take up the struggle for freedom for their abused sisters throughout the world.
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Princess More Tears To Cry

Author : Jean Sasson
ISBN : 9781473508170
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Jean Sasson’s book Princess: Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia was published, it became an immediate international bestseller. It sold to 43 countries and spent 13 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. Now, in this long-awaited, compelling new book, Sasson and the Princess ‘Sultana’ return to tell the world what it means to be a Saudi woman today. Through advances in education and with access to work, Saudi women are breaking through the barriers; they are becoming doctors, social workers, business owners and are even managing to push at the boundaries of public life. Major steps forward have, undoubtedly, been made. But this is not the whole story. Sadly, despite changes in the law, all too often legal loopholes leave women exposed to terrible suppression, abuse and crimes of psychological and physical violence. For many, the struggle for basic human rights continues. This fascinating insight will include personal stories of triumph and heartbreak, as told to Princess 'Sultana', her eldest daughter, and author Jean Sasson. Each of these stories will offer the reader a glimpse into different aspects of Saudi society, including the lives of the Princess, her daughter and other members of the Al-Saud Royal family.
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Princess

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.
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Princess Secrets To Share

Author : Jean Sasson
ISBN : 9781473526051
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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After the recent success of Princess, More Tears to Cry the Princess Al-Saud and Jean Sasson are collaborating on this new book to bring readers up to date not only with the Princess and her family but the stories and experiences of characters who formed the focus of the last book: Dr Meena - the woman who helps abused women to heal and fight for their rights, and Fatima, the mother of twin daughters who, once abused and abandoned by her family, now works for the Princess in one of the royal palaces. Here too, are the stories of other Muslim women - women who are struggling with human rights abuses from across the region - from Pakistan, Syria and Northern Lebanon - and the many innocent victims who suffer the consequences of ISIS's march across the Middle East. This new book will attract both Jean Sasson's many loyal readers and new audiences eager to learn more about not only how the Saudi Royal family live, but how with courage and determination the Princess continues the fight for equal rights for women in the Middle East.
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Mayada Daughter Of Iraq

Author : Jean Sasson
ISBN : 9781448126392
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Mayada was born into a powerful Iraqi family. One grandfather fought alongside Lawrence of Arabia. The other is acclaimed as the first true Arab nationalist. Her uncle was Prime Minister for nearly forty years, her mother an important politician. When Saddam Hussein and his Ba'ath party seized power, and instituted his reign of terror, Mayada found herself alone in Baghdad, a divorced parent of two children, earning a meagre living printing brochures. Until one morning in August 1999 she was summarily arrested and dragged to the notorious Baladiyat Prison, falsely accused of printing anti-government propaganda. There she was thrown into a cell with 17 'shadow women'. Like latter-day Sherezades, these women passed their days, while waiting for the next interrogation and torture session, telling each other their stories. They were eager to hear Mayada's stories of her privileged former life, of the history of her proud family, of kings and queens, of meetings with Saddam himself. Not only the story of a woman intimately connected to Iraq's cultured, ancient history, this book is a powerful witness to the terror and horror wrought by Saddam on the lives and souls of its ordinary citizens.
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