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In the Land of Invisible Women by Qanta A. Ahmed
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May 01, 2012

it was amazing

This is a book I could not put down. Learning all of the differences in our countries and religions was educational and very interesting. Qanta Ahmed, is a medical doctor, raised in London and New York who goes to Saudi Arabia to work in ICU at the hospital of Riyadh. During her time there she experiences male chauvinism in the hospital and the city. Quanta learns a part of her own religion by going to Mecca while on her two year stay at the hospital. Quanta experiences parties and other social gathering with women and then with men and women at a wedding but in separate rooms. The diversity in the income of the Saudi people is extreme. This is a well written,very descriptive about the people and the country. It is an eye opening life of women in a Muslin country. She has adjustments to make and handles them well. The time of 9/11 she was in Riyadh, the feelings there were hard for her, being that she was from New York City.

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