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6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
Great read. Definitely worth the price.
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I read some of the reviews who called Princess Sultana spoiled and arrogant, but they're missing the point. The point of these books isn't just about Sultana herself, it's to show that women of all backgrounds, classes, ethnicities, and religions are being abused by those who are supposed to protect them (husbands, families, employers, governments, religions) but instead deny them rights and turn a blind eye to the abuse, sanction it, accept it, and even encourage it. It's not just the rare attention grabbing headlines but a daily thing for many women despite their supposed positions in society.
I would definitely recommend reading these books. My only con was that when I had finished, I wanted to read more and I wanted to know what had happened to Sultana's daughters.
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Posted December 11, 2013
The entire "Princess Trilogy" is a groundbreaking and
The entire "Princess Trilogy" is a groundbreaking and exceptional reading experience because it is so unique and fascinating. Nothing like this has ever been done before as Jean Sasson was the very first author to start writing true books about ladies in the Middle East from a firsthand perspective (she actually lived in Saudi Arabia for 12 years).
The first book in the series, "Princess" is the autobiography of Princess Sultana. We learn about her entire life in Saudi Arabia, her family, her friends and many of the dark and tragic circumstances that go along with being a second class citizen. Even though Sultana has wealth and jewels she is not afforded the same basic rights that the men of her land enjoy, simply because she is a woman.
The second book in the series, "Princess Sultana's Daughters" is somewhat of a biography about Princess Sultana's two teenage daughters, but it's also a follow-up to "Princess". And in "Princess Sultana's Circle" we have a final chapter to the "Princess Trilogy" which includes more captivating true stories about the princess and the countless innocent women of her land that are forced to endure many obstacles.
Jean Sasson has written many true stories about women in the Middle East over the years. Like the "Princess Trilogy" they are all so fascinating and exceptionally written. The author truly goes out of her way to educate the reader as she is an expert on women's rights in the Middle East and she has tremendous respect for the people and the culture.
Most recently, I read Jean Sasson's newest book, "Yasmeena's Choice" which I highly recommend. This is the biography about Yasmeena, a woman from Lebanon that was taken captive during the Gulf War and brutally attacked. The story is shocking and although all of Jean Sasson's books are all extremely unique, "Yasmeena's Choice" is even more so because the story is so detailed and honest.
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Posted January 18, 2014
Great Series - Highly Recommend
Well written. This series explains the awful conditions women in the Middle East endure everyday! Encourages those of us who have freedom work for other women in less fortunate circumstances!
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Posted October 11, 2013