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Daughters of Arabia by Jean Sasson
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May 06, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: biography, saudi-arabia, read-in-spain
Read from May 28 to 30, 2010

Princess Sultana lost a bit of my sympathy towards her in this second book of hers. It's hard to feel for her when you read her bragging of her expensive, vault-protected jewels, her extravagant homes all over the world, her spoilt daughter feeding luxury foods to cats and dogs, her laughing about laughing when two men died at Hajj, and her macing of her own cousin - to name but a few!

It's obvious that the women in Saudi Arabia are treated as inferior to the men, but the fact remains that this is the story of a princess, someone who lives a more comfortable life than millions of people on this planet. Although it's easy to feel sorry for many of the women she talks of in her book, I find it more difficult to feel sorry for Sultana herself.

Still, it's very easy to read, and compelling enough to keep you interested through to the end.
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