Daughters Of Arabia

Princess 2


Author: Jean Sasson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144641244X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 6659

Readers of Princess Sultana's extraordinary biography Princess were gripped by her powerful indictment of women's lives behind the veil within the royal family of Saudi Arabia. They were every bit as fascinated by the sequel, Daughters of Arabia. Here, the princess turns the spotlight on her two daughters, Maha and Amani, both teenagers. Surrounded by untold opulence and luxury from the day they were born, but stifled by the unbearably restrictive lifestyle imposed on them, they reacted in equally desperate ways. Their dramatic and shocking stories, together with many more which concern other members of Princess Sultana's huge family, are set against a rich backdrop of Saudi Arabian culture and social mores which she depicts with equal colour and authenticity. We learn, for example, of the fascinating ritual of the world-famous annual pilgrimage to Makkah as we accompany the princess and her family to this holiest of cities. Throughout, however, she never tires of her quest to expose the injustices which her society levels against women. In her courageous campaign to improve the lot of her own daughters of Arabia, Princess Sultana once more strikes a chord amongst all women who are lucky enough to have the freedom to speak out for themselves.


Tochter des Irak


Author: Jean P. Sasson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442361793


Page: 383

View: 8683

Tochter des Windes


Author: Stacy Gregg

Publisher: Kosmos

ISBN: 3440150577

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2067

Prinzessin Haya ist drei Jahre alt, als ihre Mutter bei einem Hubschrauberabsturz ums Leben kommt. Ihr Vater, der König von Jordanien, liebt seine Tochter über alles, doch er hat kaum Zeit für sie. Haya fühlt sich einsam und verlassen und schottet sich immer mehr ab. Erst die Liebe zu dem Fohlen Bree, dessen Mutter bei der Geburt stirbt, bringt sie langsam ins Leben zurück. Ohne Haya kann Bree nicht überleben, und so werden die beiden unzertrennlich. Als Haya schließlich ins Internat nach England kommt, begreift sie, dass sie sich ihren lange unterdrückten Gefühlen stellen und einen Neubeginn wagen muss. Diese wunderschöne Geschichte beruht auf der Lebensgeschichte von Prinzessin Haya Bint-el-Hussein von Jordanien. Übersetzt von: Fiona Weisz

Nicht ohne meine Tochter


Author: Betty Mahmoody,William Hoffer


ISBN: 9783404611300

Category: Fiction

Page: 543

View: 800

Die Autorin, von ihrem persischen Ehemann in Teheran festgehalten, hätte fliehen können, ihre Tochter aber sollte sie zurücklassen...

Women in Saudi Arabia based on "Desert Royal" by Jean Sasson


Author: Khushmita Sandhu

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656823650

Category: Social Science

Page: 27

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Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Sociology - Culture, Technology, Peoples / Nations, grade: 10, , course: BA Dual Hons Social Sciences, language: English, abstract: The present term paper will try to compile the life and atrocities suffered by Saudi women, royals and commoners - the patriarchal society of Saudi Arabia, as well as the recent developments in Saudi Arabia with regard to women, both by taking references from the novels written by Jean Sasson as well as from the web sources. Princess - A trilogy, which is written by international author Jean Sasson, is a heart stirring novel about the life of a Saudi Princess Sultana, which is testimony to a woman of indomitable spirit and great courage. In this trilogy, Jean Sasson captured the flavours and reality of life in a country full of extremes and contradictions. Princess ‘Sultana’, a real Saudi princess closely related to king, lives those contradictions, with priceless jewels, many servants, unlimited funds at her disposal, but NO FREEDOM. Jean Sasson quotes princess ‘Sultana’ as, “A prisoner in a gilded cage with no vote, no control, and no value but as a mother of son, she is totally at mercy of the men of her life- her father, her brother, her husband’. In this novel, this bold Saudi princess gave an unvarnished look inside a closed society. ‘Sultana’ lifted the veil on the shocking world of forced marriages, sex slavery, honour killings and other outrages against women, both royal and common. By telling her story and miserable life of women in kingdom, ‘Sultana’ risked the wrath of the Saudi people and for this reason, she told her story anonymously through the bestselling author. This never forgetting real life story inspired me to write a term paper regarding society of Saudi Arabia, whose shimmers fade, when it comes to life of women

Das Mädchen, das den IS besiegte

Faridas Geschichte


Author: Andrea C. Hoffmann,Farida Khalaf


ISBN: 3732523594

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 8253

Farida Abbas ist 18 Jahre alt, als der IS im August 2014 ihr Dorf im irakischen Sinjar-Gebirge überfällt. Die Terroristen treiben die Männer und Jungen des Dorfes zusammen und töten sie. Die Mädchen und Frauen nehmen sie mit. Vier Monate lebt Farida in der Hölle auf Erden: Sie wird als Sklavin von Mann zu Mann verkauft, vergewaltigt, fast totgeschlagen. Doch sie überlebt und entwickelt in der Folge den ungeheuren Mut, sich ihren Peinigern zu widersetzen. Zusammen mit sechs anderen Mädchen, die sie anführt, gelingt ihr eine abenteuerliche Flucht durch die Wüste.



Author: Jean Sasson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448111315

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 4158

In a land where Kings still rule, I am a Princess. You must know me only as Sultana, for I cannot reveal my true name for fear that harm will come to me and my family for what I am about to tell you. Think of a Saudi Arabian princess and what do you see? A woman glittering with jewels, living a life of unbelievable luxury. She has gold, palaces, swimming-pools, servants, designer dresses galore. But in reality she lives in a gilded cage. She has no freedom, no vote, no control over her own life, no value but as a bearer of sons. Hidden behind the veil, she is a prisoner, her jailers her father, her husband, her sons. 'Sultana' is a member of the Saudi royal family, closely related to the King. For the sake of her daughters, she decided that it was time for a woman in her position to speak out about the reality of life for women in her country, whatever their rank. She tells of her own life, from her turbulent childhood to her arranged marriage - a happy one, until her husband decided to take a second wife - and of the lives of her sisters, her friends and her servants. In contrast to the affection and easy camaraderie amongst the women, she relates a history of appalling oppression against them, everyday occurrences that in any other culture would be seen as shocking human rights violations: forced marriages, servants bullied into sex slavery, summary executions. Princess is a testimony to a woman of indomitable spirit and great courage. By speaking out, 'Sultana' risked bringing the wrath of the Saudi establishment upon her head and upon the heads of her children. For this reason, she told her story anonymously.

An Arabian Princess Between Two Worlds

Memoirs, Letters Home, Sequels to the Memoirs : Syrian Customs and Usages


Author: Emilie Said-Ruete

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004096158

Category: History

Page: 549

View: 4126

Presents the reader with an intimate picture of life in Zanzibar between 1850-1865, and with an intelligent observer's reactions to life in Germany in the Bismarck period. Emily Ruete's writings describe her attempts to recover her Zanzibar inheritance and her homesickness.

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess


Author: Emily Ruete

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 160520742X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 1836

One of the most fascinating works to fall into obscurity almost immediately after its initial publication, this 1886 autobiography by EMILY RUETE (1844-1924)-born in Zanzibar as Salamah bint Said, a princess of that realm as well as of Oman-offers a surprising perspective on the experiences of women in the Arab world in the later 19th century. Translated by LIONEL STRACHEY (1864-1927) from the original Germany-Ruete settled in Europe after becoming a Christian-and first brought to readers of English in 1907-it gives us an intimate view on: [ life in an Arabian household [ the Arab love affair with horses [ divorce in the East [ ceremonies for newborn babies [ female fashions in Arabia [ the social position of women in the East [ Muslin festivals [ the author's escape to Europe [ and much more. In this era of renewed contention between East and West, this captivating book allows us a new historical outlook on a still-secretive culture.

Hinter dem Schleier

Eine australische Krankenschwester in Saudi Arabien


Author: Lydia Laube

Publisher: Drachenmond Verlag

ISBN: 3959910029

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 7095

Während ihrer 25-jährigen Tätigkeit als Krankenschwester hat Lydia Laube auf Knien in Papua Neuguinea Babies zur Welt gebracht, kümmerte sich um Hospitäler in ausgehöhlten Kanus, arbeitete auf einer Dschunke im Hafen von Hong Kong, half den Armen in den Slums von Naples und begleitete die Buschdoktoren in Australien. Sie wurde durch Überflutungen im rauen Bergland von der Umwelt abgeschnitten und auf einem fahruntüchtigen Boot auf die See hinaus getrieben. Doch nichts davon hatte sie auf das vorbereitet, was sie als Krankenschwester in Saudi-Arabien erlebte. In einer Gesellschaft, in der sich Frauen von Kopf bis Fuß verschleiern müssen, nicht Auto fahren, wählen oder allein mit einem Mann sprechen dürfen, arbeitete die erfahrene Australierin ein Jahr lang, bevor ihr die Flucht gelang.

Die Girls von Riad



Author: Rajaa Alsanea,Raǧāʾ ʿAbdallāh aṣ- Ṣāniʿ

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442466566

Category: German fiction

Page: 331

View: 2019

Das Licht von vierzig Monden



Author: Nadia Hashimi


ISBN: 3732555704

Category: Fiction

Page: 527

View: 9253

Affäre, Ehebruch oder uneheliche Schwangerschaft - den meisten Insassinnen im Frauengefängnis von Kabul werden moralische Verbrechen zur Last gelegt. Doch bei Zeba ist das anders. Sie soll ihren Ehemann brutal erschlagen haben. Ist die dreifache Mutter wirklich eine kaltblütige Mörderin? Ihr Anwalt Yusuf, ein ehrgeiziger junger Mann mit amerikanischem Abschluss, ist von Zebas Unschuld überzeugt. Aber er kann diese nicht beweisen, solange Zeba ihm nicht anvertraut, was wirklich passiert ist ...

The King's Speech

Wie ein Mann die britische Monarchie rettete


Author: Mark Logue,Mark; Conradi Logue

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864130670

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

View: 6951

The King's Speech erzählt die wahre Geschichte von Albert, Duke of York, dem späteren König George VI. Albert muss sich nach der Abdankung seines älteren Bruders, König Edward VIII., der aufgrund seiner Liebe zu der bürgerlichen Amerikanerin Wallis Simpson auf die Krone verzichtet, auf die Rolle als künftiger König vorbereiten.

Mayada, Daughter of Iraq

One Woman's Survival Under Saddam Hussein


Author: Jean Sasson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101119187

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 8156

A member of one of the most distinguished and honored families in Iraq, Mayada grew up surrounded by wealth and royalty. But when Saddam Hussein’s regime took power, she was thrown into cell 52 in the infamous Baladiyat prison with seventeen other nameless, faceless women from all walks of life. To ease their suffering, these “shadow women” passed each day by sharing their life stories. Now, through Jean Sasson, Mayada is finally able to tell her story—and theirs—to the world.