Their dramatic and shocking stories are set against a rich backcloth of Saudi Arabian culture and social mores which are depicted with equal color and authenticity. Now, in the compelling sequel, Jean Sasson and Princess Sultana turn the spotlight on Sultana's two teenage daughters, Maha and Amani. This is the second book in Jean Sasson's Princess Trilogy. The heightened conflicts of religious and social ideas were expressed in her own family's division: one of her daughters became a religious fundamentalist, preaching to and condemning family and friends. The stories she tells will make you sad and angry at the same time. And Princess Saltana's oldest child, her son is as compassionate and liberated as his mother. 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.
I hear about these kinds of things all the time, even if it's not particularly about the princess of Saudi Arabia. It is deplorable how women are still treated in Saudi Arabia. The courage of these women is beyond. The author says that it is a true story based on the life of a wealthy female relative of Sadaam Hussein. She is extravagantly wealthy, secured economically and individually, lives in a palace, has good husband and kids. I am also increasingly interested in women's issues as a grandmother of 5 granddaughters witnessing the Talibanization of uber right Conservative Christian elements in our society.
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 on them, they have reacted in equally desperate ways. One is fiction, this one is not. Princess Sultana once more strikes a chord among all women who are lucky enough to have the freedom to speak out for themselves. What was one of the most memorable moments of Princess Sultana's Daughters? Koliko puta je samo svašta rekla Karimu bez nekog posebnog razloga i dobila moje prevrtanje očima svaki put. Mislim da je ona kao majka mogla dosta toga da učini da pomogne svojoj deci a nije- u slučaju Amani mogla je jednostavno da joj zabrani da radi stvari koje je radila i tako prekine njene sulude opsesije. Princess Sultana is no exception but even in her privileged status she speaks out for the injustice done by men to women financially and socially like the story she relates of the humble grandmother she knew and aided in the hope to stop the forced circumcision the woman's granddaughter was going to suffer. Her greatest adversity was when her daughter embraced faith extremistly.
The heightened conflicts of religious and social ideas are expressed in Sultana's own family division: one of her daughters became a religious fundamentalist, preaching to and condemning family and friends. کریم شرطها رو قبول میکنه و سلطانه به عربستانی برمیگرده که زنها حق رانندگی ندارند بدون روبند حق وارد شدن به بازار رو ندارن حق انتخاب و رای دادن ندارن و. A more inspiring book than the first, and you can actually start to see improvement in very small degrees. As far as the woman who claimed the story was her story: This was a woman whom the princess nor I had ever met in our lives, or for that matter, we had never heard of her. 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 are depicted with equal color and authenticity.
The crime is covered up after Majed's father, Ali, pays off a potential witness. There are several chapters in particular describing a family pilgrimage to Mecca. It was pretty boring for me, to be honest. For now, it's a pleasure to say hello. The narrator is Sultana, a member of the royal family.
It seems to me that the simplest thing to do is to forbid the meetings? So strong is the double weapon of clergy and royalty that the holiest book: the Koran with all its wisdom and directives is twisted and misquoted To satisfy the will and lust of powerful men who rule over so many women. This book overall truly has words of an ungrateful schizophrenic princess of Saudi Arabia. Since Jean Sasson first wrote Princess twenty-two years ago there has been some change for the better, but change and even the smallest freedoms come slowly; as we learn in Princess More Tears to Cry. When given the chance to travel, Sasson accepted a position at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh, and lived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 12 years. The writing style is also very different, I love Khaled Hosseini, he is an amazing story teller. This book concentrates on how Princess Sultana's children two daughters and a son have been impacted by living in Saudi Arabia. The next family crisis occurs when Sultana's son, Abdullah, flees the country in order to reunite two lovers, Fayza and Jafer, who were forbidden to wed in Saudi Arabia's draconian marriage system.
I suppose I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much as someone else might have, me being an Arab and all. For when death claims us, you must go last. Yes there were times I found myself rolling my eyes at apparent exaggerations which I do not like noticing in biographical pieces , but all in all it was a very enjoyable read. There are 3 books in this series, and all are absolutely fascinating looks into a world that I, as an American, could not even imagine. Perhaps I'm too harsh in my judgment of Sultana, but in this book, she seems like a selfish, spoiled princess, blaming the world for her problems instead of taking some responsibility for herself and her surroundings. بیش از چهار میلیون نسخه از این کتاب در سراسر جهان به فروش رفته است و زنان را از هر گروه سنی و هر ملیتی تحت تاثیر عمیق قرار داده است. The beliefs and actions of her daughters were very distressing to Sultana as a mother.
In her several books Jean Sasson depicts the indignities women of the Middle East, especially Saudi Arabia, suffer daily. Thank you, Monika Al Adsani Anonymous said. We have serial killer's, murder's, rapist's and child molester's all over the world most of which have never been caught, many of which have died. Also Jean P sasson has mistakenly uncovered some mistakes or should I say reality of a hypocrite Princess. An avid reader from an early age, she had read all the books in her school library by the time she was 15 years old.