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Kćeri princeze Sultane Jean Sasson

Kćeri princeze Sultane

Jean Sasson

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From Publishers WeeklySassons sequel to Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil is another page-turner related by Princess Sultana. A member of the royal family of Saudi Arabia, Sultana now is married to a progressive prince, but thisMoreFrom Publishers WeeklySassons sequel to Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil is another page-turner related by Princess Sultana. A member of the royal family of Saudi Arabia, Sultana now is married to a progressive prince, but this privileged status does not protect her or her two daughters from the countrys repressive laws against women. Though a devout Muslim, Sultana believes the entrenched male power structure has perverted religious doctrine to justify veiling women and depriving them of basic civil liberties. The lack of opportunity to forge equal relationships with men before and after marriage, Sultana argues, is why one of her daughters became fanatically religious and the other suffered a mental breakdown. This eye-opening account is limited to life among the royals rather than a critique of Saudi Arabian society, although Sultana describes the brutal custom of female circumcision practiced by the poor.Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.From Library JournalIn this sequel to the popular Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia (LJ 7/92), Sultana continues her shocking and amazing story into the next generation. Feeling that men are generally at the root of female grief, she argues that it is the duty of the discontented like herself to seek change so that her childrens generation will have some relief from the oppression that stifles Saudi womens lives today. The book is more than that-it gives insight into the lives of royalty and the views of those who can be religious while flaunting the strict Sunni rules against alcohol and temporary marriage. This book charms the heart and should be a popular item for general collections.--Louise Leonard, Univ. of Florida Libs., Gainesville