PRINCESS A TRUE STORY OF LIFE BEHIND THE VEIL IN SAUDI ARAB

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Princess

Author : Jean Sasson
ISBN : 9781448111312
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In a land where Kings still rule, I am a Princess. You must know me only as Sultana, for I cannot reveal my true name for fear that harm will come to me and my family for what I am about to tell you. Think of a Saudi Arabian princess and what do you see? A woman glittering with jewels, living a life of unbelievable luxury. She has gold, palaces, swimming-pools, servants, designer dresses galore. But in reality she lives in a gilded cage. She has no freedom, no vote, no control over her own life, no value but as a bearer of sons. Hidden behind the veil, she is a prisoner, her jailers her father, her husband, her sons. 'Sultana' is a member of the Saudi royal family, closely related to the King. For the sake of her daughters, she decided that it was time for a woman in her position to speak out about the reality of life for women in her country, whatever their rank. She tells of her own life, from her turbulent childhood to her arranged marriage - a happy one, until her husband decided to take a second wife - and of the lives of her sisters, her friends and her servants. In contrast to the affection and easy camaraderie amongst the women, she relates a history of appalling oppression against them, everyday occurrences that in any other culture would be seen as shocking human rights violations: forced marriages, servants bullied into sex slavery, summary executions. Princess is a testimony to a woman of indomitable spirit and great courage. By speaking out, 'Sultana' risked bringing the wrath of the Saudi establishment upon her head and upon the heads of her children. For this reason, she told her story anonymously.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Daughters Of Arabia

Author : Jean Sasson
ISBN : 9781446412442
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Readers of Princess Sultana's extraordinary biography Princess were gripped by her powerful indictment of women's lives behind the veil within the royal family of Saudi Arabia. They were every bit as fascinated by the sequel, Daughters of Arabia. Here, the princess turns the spotlight on her two daughters, Maha and Amani, both teenagers. Surrounded by untold opulence and luxury from the day they were born, but stifled by the unbearably restrictive lifestyle imposed on them, they reacted in equally desperate ways. Their dramatic and shocking stories, together with many more which concern other members of Princess Sultana's huge family, are set against a rich backdrop of Saudi Arabian culture and social mores which she depicts with equal colour and authenticity. We learn, for example, of the fascinating ritual of the world-famous annual pilgrimage to Makkah as we accompany the princess and her family to this holiest of cities. Throughout, however, she never tires of her quest to expose the injustices which her society levels against women. In her courageous campaign to improve the lot of her own daughters of Arabia, Princess Sultana once more strikes a chord amongst all women who are lucky enough to have the freedom to speak out for themselves.
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Princess

Author : Jean Sasson
ISBN : 1939481392
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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SECRETS TO SHARE is Jean Sasson's explosive and riveting new book. As the world's attention traces the reluctant social advances in the Middle East, Princess Sultana and her female friends and family have stepped forward to rescue young women in the region who are cruelly mistreated by their husbands, their fathers and the brutish ISIS soldiers who kidnap them. But inside the Princess's lavish Saudi Arabian palace, sparks of anger and bolts of fear crackle because of the secrets kept to forward her efforts to help women and children. Kareem is furious when Sultana guards Maha's secret to volunteer to help traumatized children at a refugee camp in Turkey. When a beautiful Yemeni woman visits the royal palaces of Saudi Arabia, Sultana is saddened, yet mesmerized to be told the story of the woman's seven marriages. Meanwhile, Kareem's father takes a new wife - and Princess Sultana is blamed. Jean Sasson is author of thirteen bestselling books, including New York Times bestseller PRINCESS: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia and of GROWING UP BIN LADEN: Osama's Wife and Son Take Us Inside Their Secret World.
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Princess

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ISBN : 096767378X
Genre : Princesses
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Princess Trilogy Study Guide

Author : Jon Gregson Crawford
ISBN : 9781624881732
Genre : Study Aids
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This is a three-part complete study guide for the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author Jean Sasson’s Princess Trilogy, which includes one three-part guide on her most internationally acclaimed books: Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia, Princess Sultana’s Daughters, and Princess Sultana’s Circle. The study guides for all three books were extensively researched and written by Jon Gregson Crawford. Whether you’re a student, a member of a book club, someone traveling abroad to Saudi Arabia for the first time or perhaps a reader that has enjoyed the Princess Trilogy you will find a wealth of useful information. This three-part study guide is the only study guide for the Princess Trilogy that was approved by the author, Jean Sasson. Jean was meticulous in working with Jon to make certain that every single detail of the guide afforded her readers enough information so that it would truly encompass all three books. Reading the three-part study guide is like receiving an abridged course of the Princess books, by the person that can provide the best possible lesson, the author herself. It’s important to note that each of the books in the study guide includes an all-new interview with Jean Sasson and the study guide for Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia even includes a revealing interview with Princess Sultana (her first interview in eight years). For each specific book in the series, the study guide includes an in-depth book summary, character descriptions, chapter summaries (which includes detailed analyses of each chapter of each of the three books with specific quotes from the original text throughout the summaries), and study and discussion questions that will be prudent for everyone that plans to use the Princess Trilogy as an educational tool. Also included is a section with information about Saudi culture. Princess is the universal true story about a member of Saudi royalty, who, over the course of three books tells her personal life story, as well as the stories of her family and other people she has come into contact with throughout her life. Jean Sasson met and befriended Princess Sultana when she lived in Saudi Arabia for more than twelve years. The author was the first author and the only author to be granted such unprecedented access to a Saudi princess’s life. Jean Sasson’s books have been published worldwide, achieving bestseller status in nearly every country where it was published. The books about Princess Sultana have remained timeless because so little of Saudi culture has changed when it comes to the lives of Saudi women. All three books have been updated, and this information will be available in the new editions of the books, to be published in October 2012 and March 2013. It’s exciting that twenty years after its initial publication, there is an entirely new generation of readers who are enthusiastically embracing the books about Princess Sultana Al-Saud.
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Princess More Tears To Cry

Author : Jean Sasson
ISBN : 9781473508170
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Jean Sasson’s book Princess: Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia was published, it became an immediate international bestseller. It sold to 43 countries and spent 13 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. Now, in this long-awaited, compelling new book, Sasson and the Princess ‘Sultana’ return to tell the world what it means to be a Saudi woman today. Through advances in education and with access to work, Saudi women are breaking through the barriers; they are becoming doctors, social workers, business owners and are even managing to push at the boundaries of public life. Major steps forward have, undoubtedly, been made. But this is not the whole story. Sadly, despite changes in the law, all too often legal loopholes leave women exposed to terrible suppression, abuse and crimes of psychological and physical violence. For many, the struggle for basic human rights continues. This fascinating insight will include personal stories of triumph and heartbreak, as told to Princess 'Sultana', her eldest daughter, and author Jean Sasson. Each of these stories will offer the reader a glimpse into different aspects of Saudi society, including the lives of the Princess, her daughter and other members of the Al-Saud Royal family.
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Growing Up Bin Laden

Author : Najwa bin Laden
ISBN : 1429932333
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The New York Times calls GROWING UP BIN LADEN: "The most complete account available of the terrorist's immediate family." (May 15, 2011) A true story that few ever believed would come to light, GROWING UP BIN LADEN uncovers startling revelations and hidden secrets carefully guarded by the most wanted terrorist of our lifetime, Osama bin Laden. "I was not always the wife of Osama bin Laden. Once I was an innocent child dreaming little girl dreams..." Thus begins this powerful story as Najwa bin Laden, who married her cousin Osama bin Laden at the age of 15 to become his first wife and the mother to eleven of his children, and her son, Omar bin Laden, the fourth-born son of Osama bin Laden. Together, mother and son tell an extraordinarily powerful story of a man hated by so many, yet both loved and feared by his family, with spine-tingling details about the life and times of the man they knew as a husband and father, including: - Osama's disapproval of modern conveniences, including electricity and medicine- His plan to toughen up his sons by taking them into the desert without food or water- Transporting his wives and children to the rough terrain of Sudan, where he claimed to be preparing them for attacks from western powers, commanding them to dig holes, and to sleep in those holes, allowing nothing more than sand and twigs for cover- Omar's horror at the rape and murder of a boy his own age, by members of a jihadist group living among them in the Sudan. - What happened in the bin Laden home in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on the morning of September 11, 2001, and Omar's surprise phone call with his mother, who escaped from Afghanistan only two days before the shattering events that killed so many innocent people Since September 11, 2001, journalists have struggled to uncover carefully guarded information about Osama's private life. Until now, Osama Bin Laden's family members have not cooperated with any writers or journalists. Now, with unprecedented access and insight, Jean Sasson, author of the bestselling Princess: A True Story Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia, takes us inside the secret world of Osama bin Laden.
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Yasmeena S Choice

Author : Jean P. Sasson
ISBN : 1939481147
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Yasmeena was an innocent abroad. She was a college educated, English-speaking flight attendant graced with an unusual amount of confidence and sophistication. She was also a virgin and a conservative Muslim daughter and sister. When Yasmeena's flight out of Kuwait was delayed, it was because Saddam Hussein had just invaded Kuwait. Iraqi soldiers threw her into a woman's prison where the guards committed ghastly sexual attacks and tortured the women in excruciating ways.
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