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Girls of Riyadh

 
 
 
 
Girls of Riyadh
Author: Rajaa Alsanea
ISBN 13: 9780143113478
ISBN 10: 14311347
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2008-06-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 286
List Price: $16.00
 
 

When Rajaa Alsanea boldly chose to open up the hidden world of Saudi women—their private lives and their conflicts with the traditions of their culture—she caused a sensation across the Arab world. Now in English, Alsanea's tale of the personal struggles of four young upper-class women offers Westerners an unprecedented glimpse into a society often veiled from view. Living in restrictive Riyadh but traveling all over the globe, these modern Saudi women literally and figuratively shed traditional garb as they search for love, fulfillment, and their place somewhere in between Western society and their Islamic home.

San Francisco Chronicle

A rare glimpse into ordinary life for young women in Saudi Arabia.