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Princess: a true story of life behind the veil in saudi arabia [electronic resource].

Sasson, Jean. (Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781452489254 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1452489254 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : Liza Dawson Associates : 1992.

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Summary, etc.: In this updated 20th anniversary edition, 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.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Sultana, 1956-
Women > Saudi Arabia > Social conditions.
Electronic books.
Princesses > Saudi Arabia > Biography.

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