Princess: A True Story of Life behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia

Princess: A True Story of Life behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia

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by Jean Sasson, Jean P. Sasson
     
 

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PRINCESS 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 culture would be seen as shocking human rights violations: thirteen-year-old… See more details below

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PRINCESS 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 culture 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.

A New York Times bestseller, PRINCESS was named one of the 500 Great Books by Women since 1300. It was also an Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club and a Reader's Digest Selection.

The complete Princess trilogy is also available for the first time in digital. For the 3-in-1 ebook, please visit http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-complete-princess-trilogy-jean-sasson/1113767111?ean=2940015924985

PRAISE FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER PRINCESS:

"Absolutely riveting and profoundly sad..." --People magazine

"A chilling story...a vivid account of an air-conditioned nightmare..." --Entertainment Weekly

"Must-reading for anyone interested in human rights." --USA Today

"Shocking...candid...sad, sobering, and compassionate..." --San Francisco Chronicle

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012077240
Publisher:
Liza Dawson Associates
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Series:
Princess Trilogy
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
31,069
File size:
1 MB

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