Princess Sultana's Daughters

Princess Sultana's Daughters

A Saudi Arabian Woman's Intimate Revelations About Sex, Love, Marriage--and the Fate of Her Beautiful Daughters--behind the Veil

Book - 2001
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Reader's of Princess Sultana's true story, Princess, were gripped by her powerful indictment of women's lives behind the veil within the royal family of Saudi Arabia. Now, the princess and Jean Sasson turn the spotlight on Sultana's two teenage daughters, Maha and Amani. During her own youth, Sultana chafed under the harsh social system into which she was born. Today, despite untold wealth and privilege, Princess Sultana cannot buy the rights and freedoms women in other cultures possess, for herself, or for her daughters. Although Sultana lives with a constant fear of retribution--even death at the hand of her own father or brother, her passion to provide her two daughters with a better life transcends her fear and fuels her desire for change.As second-generation members of the royal family who have benefited from Saudi oil wealth, Maha and Amani have known nothing but opulence and wealth from the moment of their birth. Yet, stilled by the unbearable restrictive lifestyle imposed on them, Maha and Amani have reacted in equally desperate ways.Maha is a headstrong beauty driven by fear and isolation due to Saudi Arabia's feudal justice. Described by her father as a girl of brilliant fragments, Maha's gifted mind cannot focus on one goal. When Maha becomes involved in a lesbian relationship, she ends having an emotional breakdown and requires psychiatric treatment in London. Amani, the youngest daughter, rebels in her way during the religious frenzy of Haj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Makkah. Once a sweet and placid animal-lover, Amani emerges almost overnight from her dormant religious faith and embraces Islamic beliefs with unnerving intensity. Amani's fundamental fanaticism threatens to destroy her mother's personal quest to imporove women's lot in her native land. With candor and humility, Sultana shares the joy, frustration, and dark intervals of my fear of Saudi Arabian motherhood and marriage. She details the difficulties inherent in raising d

Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the fates of the two daughters of a Saudi Arabian princess--the elder, driven by isolation and fear into a lesbian relationship and mental breakdown, and the younger, who is seduced by fundamentalist fanaticism.

Publisher: Atlanta : Windsor-Brooke Books, c2001
ISBN: 9780967673752
Branch Call Number: BIO Sultana SAS
Characteristics: xix, 231 p. :,maps ;,22 cm.

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BookBear780
Oct 26, 2010

Great follow-up to the first book, 'Princess'. Incredible what these women face. I would have to call this series a 'must read' if for no other reason than to educate yourself.

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email_becs
Jul 23, 2010

I actually found this book more interesting than the first in the series, "Princess".There's more adventure, tragedy, bad tempers, etc., that keep you on the edge of your seat. You can't put this book down! This is a shocking exposé about how females in Saudi Arabia are treated like scum, and how Sultana and others fought back. Will there ever be equality for women in Saudi Arabia? Read this book to find out the second part of Sultana's adventures.

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Jul 23, 2010

Sexual Content: True stories about abuse, etc.

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