Lifting the Veil of Secrets in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia is an ancient culture as old as time itself, yet filled with all the modern conveniences that money provides. Restless and looking for something new and exciting, two nurses traveled to this ancient kingdom to ply their skills and practice close personal contact-along with modern medical care-with people for whom slavery, buying wives, and female subjugation is just a way of life.

Living in a culture far different from their own, they met many wonderful people, both...

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Overview

Saudi Arabia is an ancient culture as old as time itself, yet filled with all the modern conveniences that money provides. Restless and looking for something new and exciting, two nurses traveled to this ancient kingdom to ply their skills and practice close personal contact-along with modern medical care-with people for whom slavery, buying wives, and female subjugation is just a way of life.

Living in a culture far different from their own, they met many wonderful people, both locally and from several other countries, all the while walking on eggshells with the religious police of Saudi Arabia, lest they do something, that as females, was forbidden and could have gotten them deported-or worse, thrown in jail.

Join Ramona Forrest and Judith Corcoran as they explore life in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-from a woman's point of view.

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http://www.blackopalbooks.com - Taylor Jones
Lifting the Veil is a non-fiction book that reads like a novel. It’s the story of two US nurses that go to Saudi Arabia to work in a hospital there, providing medical care to the people of a country where women are chattel and have absolutely no rights. Whatever possessed them to go to such a place, I have no idea, but I can’t only imagine how much courage it took. While there, they were in constant danger of being deported or arrested and jail.
http://www.blackopalbooks.com - Regan Murphy
The authors were very careful not to judge or criticize the politics of their host country, they did not downplay the total disregard for the lives and rights of women. Even those women who were not slaves—and yes, slavery is still alive and well over there—were bought and sold on the whim of a male relative. If a woman was kidnapped, even a foreign woman, in most cases, no one would lift a finger to come to her rescue. And the women accepted this as just a part of life.
http://www.blackopalbooks.com - Taylor Jones
Lifting the Veil is a non-fiction book that reads like a novel. It’s the story of two US nurses that go to Saudi Arabia to work in a hospital there, providing medical care to the people of a country where women are chattel and have absolutely no rights. Whatever possessed them to go to such a place, I have no idea, but I can’t only imagine how much courage it took. While there, they were in constant danger of being deported or arrested and jail.
http://www.blackopalbooks.com - Regan Murphy
The authors were very careful not to judge or criticize the politics of their host country, they did not downplay the total disregard for the lives and rights of women. Even those women who were not slaves—and yes, slavery is still alive and well over there—were bought and sold on the whim of a male relative. If a woman was kidnapped, even a foreign woman, in most cases, no one would lift a finger to come to her rescue. And the women accepted this as just a part of life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781626940949
  • Publisher: Black Opal Books
  • Publication date: 12/14/2013
  • Pages: 284
  • Sales rank: 985,557
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ramona Forrest is a retired RN. She keeps busy writing novels—and traveling whenever possible. Forrest has resided in the back country of Arizona, assisted in round-ups, worked in Saudi Arabia, and has had the pleasure of traveling extensively. She now resides in Phoenix and spends much time in gardening, writing, entertaining friends, and family.

Judith Corcoran is a retired nurse who lives in the Boston area. When not writing or entertaining her large family and many friends, Corcoran spends as much time as possible at the beach. Lifting the Veil, a book she has co-authored with author and fellow nurse Ramona Forrest, is a about their experiences working as nurses in the Middle East.
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