Daughters of Arabia
Description of Daughters of Arabia
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.
About the Author
Jean Sasson is the author of the worldwide bestsellers Princess, Daughters of Arabia, Desert Royal, Mayada: Daughter of Iraq and now Love in a Torn Land.
She lived in Saudi Arabia for twelve years before moving back to the
USA in 1990. She has recently returned to live in the Middle East.
- ISBN: 978-0553816938