Yasmeena's Choice: A True Story of War, Rape, Courage and Survival

Yasmeena's Choice: A True Story of War, Rape, Courage and Survival

by Jean Sasson

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ISBN-13: 9781939481146
Publisher: Frank Schaffer Publications
Publication date: 10/03/2013
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 264,667
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Jean's first book THE RAPE OF KUWAIT, based on her eye witness reporting on the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi troops, was an immediate bestseller. Shortly thereafter she became a full-time writer. Her next three books, PRINCESS, PRINCESS SULTANA'S DAUGHTERS, and PRINCESS SULTANA'S CIRCLE, became international sensations as they were the first books to bring to the western world the shocking stories about life for women in Saudi Arabia. Jean is also the author of MAYADA, DAUGHTER OF IRAQ, about the prison experiences of an Iraqi journalist praised by Saddam Hussein; LOVE IN A TORN LAND: The True Story of a Freedom Fighter's Escape from Iraqi Vengeance which tells the story of a beautiful Kurdish woman; GROWING UP BIN LADEN: Osama's Wife and Son Take Us into Their Secret World; and FOR THE LOVE OF A SON: One Afghan Woman's Quest for Her Stolen Child. Her work has been featured in People, Vanity Fair,The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The New York Post, The Sunday London Times, The Guardian, CNN, FOX, NBC, and many other news organizations.

Still traveling the world, Jean has made her homebase in Atlanta, Georgia where she is a passionate animal rights and women's rights supporter.

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jeansasson2010 More than 1 year ago
I am the author of this book and I hope my readers understand that during the writing process it was very difficult to tell Yasmeena's story in a way that would not shock the reader. War rape is very difficult to write about because of the brutal and intimate nature of the attacks. But I felt I owed it to Yasmeena, and all women who have undergone the horror and helplessness of being captured, held against their will, and brutally raped, not once, but time and time again. As I was writing this story, I kept asking myself this question: WHEN will the world community come together and demand appropriate punishment for men who believe that women are war booty? I hope that Yasmeena's true story touches hearts, and joins us all in a commitment to help and change the very casual attitude so many people have regarding war rape.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read every Jean Sasson book I can find. The stories Jean tells are so often very difficult to read. To realize how many women are treated in other countries is unbelieveable. That humans can treat other humans in the ways described in Jeans books is heartbreaking and disturbing to th human soul. I give thanks to Jean for having the heart and courage to write these stories. Yes, the world needs to know and people must work together to make changes. From our mouths, to Gods ears. Posted by....... Pamisue.
AvidReader84J1 More than 1 year ago
I devoured this book as soon as I started it because it was so interested and the type of book that I could not put down. I have never read a book like this before. Jean Sasson is such an exceptional writer because it is almost like she is speaking directly to the readers through the passages in this book. I knew very little about the Gulf War before I read this book but after reading this I learned so much because the author provided so many facts and firsthand information.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago