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Princess Sultana's Daughters by Jean Sasson
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Aug 11, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: memoir, nonfiction
Recommended for: Heather
Read in August, 2008

The first chapter of this book actually starts when her father finds out about Princess and realizes that she must be the anonymous Saudi princess who wrote it (due to personal family events that are in it), and he calls a huge family meeting to throw the book at her face. Very intense. The majority of the book is about her three children - her son Abdullah, who she prays will grow to respect women and not treat them as objects, her rebellious daughter Maha, who suffers a mental breakdown due to the double-standard of the Middle East, and her younger daughter Amani, who throws herself into her religion and becomes extremist, saying that women are so inferior that they should be confined to the home all their lives. It's very tragic to see how even though Sultana and her husband try to teach the children that the way women are treated is wrong, the culture itself wreaks havoc on their minds and thoughts. However, it's not as depressing as it sounds; there is a lot of hope - especially with Abdullah, who risks everything to help a woman he knows be with the one she loves. A more inspiring book than the first, and you can actually start to see improvement in very small degrees.
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