- Publisher : Bantam (September 10, 2015)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 432 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0857502867
- ISBN-13 : 978-0857502865
- Item Weight : 8.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.33 x 1.06 x 7.01 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #213,730 in Books
When Jean Sasson’s book Princess: Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia was published, it became an immediate international bestseller. It sold to 43 countries and spent 13 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. Now, in this long-awaited, compelling new book, Sasson and the Princess ‘Sultana’ return to tell the world what it means to be a Saudi woman today.
Through advances in education and with access to work, Saudi women are breaking through the barriers; they are becoming doctors, social workers, business owners and are even managing to push at the boundaries of public life. Major steps forward have, undoubtedly, been made.
But this is not the whole story. Sadly, despite changes in the law, all too often legal loopholes leave women exposed to terrible suppression, abuse and crimes of psychological and physical violence.
For many, the struggle for basic human rights continues.
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