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Princess Sultana's Daughters

1st edition

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Published by Doubleday in New York, NY .
Written in English.

About the Book

The Princess Trilogy consists of Princess, A True Story; Princess Sultana's Daugthers; and Princess Sultana's Circle. Sultana is a Saudi Arabian princess, born to uncountable wealth. She has four mansions on three continents, her own private jet, glittering jewels, designer dresses galore. But she has no freedom, no control over her own life, no value but as a bearer of sons.

Sultana is a member of the Saudi royal family, closely related to the king. For the sake of her daughters, she has decided to take the risk of speaking out about the life of women in her country, regardless of their rank. She must hide her identity for fear that the religious leaders in her country would call for her death to punish her honesty. Only a woman in her position could possibly hope to escape from being revealed and punished. Although Sultana lives with constant fear of retribution, her passion to provide her daughters a better life transcends her fear and fuels her desire for change.

Review

"A fascinating look at the lifestyles of the rich and Saudi." -- Kirkus Reviews

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

"Fascinating...one is compelled to read just one more page, one more chapter once one has started this Arabian nightmare." -- Oxford Review

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

About the Edition

As second-generation members of the royal family who have benefited from Saudi oil wealth, Maha and Amani have never known the poverty, which their grandparents experienced as children. Surrounded by untold opulence and luxury from the day they were born and which they take for granted, but stifled by the unbearably restrictive lifestyle imposed o them they have 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 backcloth of Saudi Arabian culture and social mores which re depicted with equal color 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, Sultana 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.

Table of Contents

Unveiled
Maha
London
Makkah
Amani
Haj
Extremist
Love Affair
Abdullah
Fatma
Monte Carlo
Home
Epilogue
Glossary
Chronology
Facts about Saudi Arabia
Index

Edition Notes

Sequel to: Princess.
Includes index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
305.42/09538
Library of Congress
HQ1730 .S274 1994

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xxi, 229 p. :
Number of pages
229
Dimensions
9.5" x 6.375"

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1432925M
Internet Archive
princesssultanas00sass
ISBN 10
038547444X
ISBN 13
9780385474443
LC Control Number
93044494
OCLC/WorldCat
29566503
Library Thing
43461
Goodreads
18615
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