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Princess

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Princess

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
67066
publisher:
William Morrow
genre:
Politics and Current Events, Women's Studies, Nonfiction

We gave it an A

If the notion of a Saudi Arabian feminist seems oxymoronic, this life story shows what Saudi men are doing to keep it that way. Jean P. Sasson (The Rape of Kuwait) describes the life of a member of the royal family who offers her chilling story, pseudonymously, as a plea for help. The princess tells of female circumcisions, pubescent girls married off to middle-aged men, and rape victims stoned to death, while Saudi men buy wives and sell daughters like cattle. Princess is a vivid account of an air-conditioned nightmare. A

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