I read this 20 years ago and it's still on my top 10 list. When this princess' husband took a second wife, she forged his signature and absconded with his private jet and her 5 kids to Germany where she hired five of the biggest body guards she could find. She then zig-zagged across Europe to cover her trail. He does eventually track her down & promises whatever she requests so that she will come home. Compared to most of the women in her culture she was lucky in her marriage, but she tells their stories of rape and helplessness with a sober voice & the courage to stay and fight for the rights of her children. There are two sequels that are lovely because it feels good to hear from her again, but the first book is a blockbuster. I would love to see it made into a movie.
This memoir sucked me in. It was fascinating and some parts were horrifying. A must read.
This book really opened my eyes to the experiences of women (even royal women) in the middle east. While it can be disturbing and upsetting at times, I find it to be an absolute must-read and highly recommend the whole trilogy.
This was a pretty good book. I had hoped things would get better, but I guess that's real life there. I hope God really does some work in the people's lives in this country and pray for them.
This was an eye-opener for me, too. I knew that most Muslim women in the Arab world aren't really remotely treated like queens, but even as a Saudi princess, it's the same, if not, worse. Saudi Arabia is actually the second most oppressive nation in the world (North Korea is the first).
At first I read this book because we were required to in lit class, but as I read on, I realized and learned so many things about Saudi Arabia that I never knew. At some points in the book it's hard to believe this is a real person's life from how disturbing some of the events are. This book is a major eye-opener, and a great read.
VERY GOOD BOOK I RECOMMEND IT TO BE AN AWARD WINNING BOOK !!!!!!! VERY SAD!!!!!
Another book that was difficult to read because of the violence to women and children. I am glad I read it though. It was an eye opener.
An interesting read. Very disturbing in some parts but necessary to understand what these women must endure.
This is a book that you can't put down. Sultana, unlike her contemporaries, is fiery and wants women to have the same rights as men, who are currently oppressing the fairer sex. She watches as men discriminate in unimaginable ways against the ladies, who are completely powerless to resist. Then, when it happens to her, she fights back with all her strength.
This book reads like a novel, but it is obvious that it is about a real woman. I can't wait to see what happens next in the next book of the trilogy, "Princess Sultana's Daughters."
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