I truly feel as if I've been given a fair and accurate look into the Saudi Arabian recent past, as described through a female member of the royalty. This book portrays a timeline from the 70's - 90's and heavily describes day to day life for women, both privledged and not. There is plenty of bad, mixed with good and hope.
I was completely engrossed by this book. It is riveting. I could not believe how things really were over there. It is a must read if you are at all interested in the middle east or how women are treated.
Very interesting, I couldn't put it down.
Fascinating memoir of a Saudi Arabian princess (her grandfather was the first king of the nation and the line has continued since), focusing on the harsh gender inequality that reaches all levels of society in that country. The book was written in the early 1990's so I'm curious as to what has happened to her since then?
Anyone with the slightest interest in human rights will find this book heart wrenching. It is a well-written personal story that compels the reader to awareness of human rights violations in Saudi Arabia and of the true role designated to women by men, even in wealthy families, in that country. The issues addressed by this admirably couragious woman will stay with the reader long after the story is finished.