Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia (Princess Trilogy, Bk 1)
Princess A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia - Princess Trilogy, Bk 1 Author:Jean Sasson PRINCES: A TRUE STORY OF LIFE BEHIND THE VEIL IN SAUDI ARABIA describes the life of Princess Sultana Al Sa'ud, a princess in the royal house of Saudi Arabia. Hidden behind her black veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband, and her country. — Sultana tells of appalling oppressions, everyday occurrences that in any other cult... more »ure would be seen as shocking human rights violations: thirteen-year-old girls forced to marry men five times their age, young women killed by drowning, stoning, or isolation in the "women's room."
PRINCESS is a testimony to a woman of indomitable spirit and courage, and you will never forget her or her Muslim sisters.« less
I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I actually only put it down to sleep because the story was so compelling. As I described the story to a friend, he was surprised I would like it so much. That is because there are descriptions of events that are both frightening and brutal. The author doesn't dwell long on the gory details, but gives you just enough so that you have a sense of both the lavishness and trials of lives of Saudi royal women. The result, although a bit too tidy in places, compels you to read on.
Didn't know if I really wanted to read this but after the first few pages, couldn't put it down. My Western mind couldn't get around some of the things that happened. This is, after all, the 21st century. Fascinating! Will be reading the next book in the series for sure.
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I loved this book! I hate to part with it, but now someone else can enjoy stepping into the veiled and secretive world of this Saudi princess and get a taste of the unbelieveable wealth and the equally unbelieveable constrictions placed upon her and her sisters.
This book was a fascinating look at the life of one girl growing up in Saudi Arabia. She SO wanted things to change for girls and women, who could be stoned or beaten for a small infraction. She hated the way female slaves were abused. It tells of her life as a member or the royal family, not so different from other lowly women of her country. A MUST READ. I couldn't put it down.
A must read book if you are interested in womens rights here and abroad. The Princess trilogy shows the gilded cage these women live in. All the material riches are at their finger tips except for the most important things: education, freedom, choice, respect. I highly recommend this compelling and thought provoking memoir
This is an amazing book that I could not put down! Not for the squeamish! Very graphic look at the sad & brutal life of a Saudi woman. Princess or not, being born a woman in Saudia Arabia is not something I would wish on anyone! If you have any interest in Arab culture this is a must read! Can't wait to read book 2 in the trilogy!