Dec 03, 2021
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  • Title: Sultana
  • Author: Jean Sasson
  • ISBN: 9780307274205
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Paperback
  • [PDF] Download Ø Sultana : by Jean Sasson - Sultana, Sultana Based on a true account of a Saudi Arabian princess Sultana is the fictionalized story of a woman born in the opulence of the Saudi Arabian royal family who has the courage to defy the norms and tra

    Jean Sasson

    I m the author of this book It s great to see the ongoing discussions about women in Saudi Arabia I am delighted to reveal that under the current King Abduallah, that Saudi women are seeing an improvement in life Although there is a long way to go, there is great hope that change is coming Also, I d like to let readers know that I am currently working with Princess Sultana and one of my publishers on the 4th book on Princess Sultana It should be published fall 2014 More news to follow


    Every once in a while I try to read something that is deeper than my usual smutty romance selections This was one of those books I listened to the Audible version and I could not pull myself away from the plight of Princess Sultana Al Sa ud and the other women from this story Her story offered a poignant look at what life is like for women in Saudi Arabia Even the wealthiest and most privileged women are not spared the cruelty of the misogynistic and oppressive culture Women are treated as prope [...]


    First of all, I do not believe that this work is a genuine autobiography of a Saudi princess It just doesn t make sense to not reveal the name for protecting the identity of the author after giving such a detailed life story and other intimate details about her family structure and other stuff It is naive to assume that she would not be caught and put to death I guess, maybe it could be the story of the maid of the Princess or something Nevertheless I found it to be a highly compelling read and [...]

    Fabian Davy

    As a person who had spent some time in Saudi Arabia as an expatriate, I can say that many elements of this book had indeed lived up to match some of my experiences there However, it should be noted with caution that this is a tale that spans many years back from the time when Saudi Arabia is slowly opening itself up to embrace the world and modernization The country that I came to, live in and left a few years back was a stark contrast to the hear say and media portrayal of late In fact, I was s [...]

    Raven and Beez

    Read on the blog Okay, I might be way too harsh with this review but that s only because I have never hated a book than this one right here So here goes my rant This book is said to be about Sultana Not real name who is a Saudi Princess and even though she belongs to the royal family she is bound by strict rules that define that women are only used for sexual relief and to bear the children for their husbands And how they are enslaved by their fathers, husbands and brothers First of all, what k [...]

    Dan Schwent

    Princess is the story of a Saudi Arabian princess called Sultana for the purposes of the story It shows a picture of the life of a woman in the male dominated Saudi society Her brother is treated like a god from birth while she and her sisters are subjected to whatever cruelty he desires As Sultana gets older, she encounters and horror at the treatment of women Things chance when she is betrothed to Kareem Or do they First of all, this was a homework assignment from my girlfriend at the time S [...]


    After reading this book and comments from other readers, i really feel like i need to say something regarding Islam and Muslims because I am a Muslim.To all people who read the book, don t be mislead by what you read That is not the true picture of Islam What is portrayed in the story is of culture based, not religion Islam particularly The way the men in the story treated their women is not what is taught in Islam I know because I am a Muslim, living in a Muslim community In Islam, women are r [...]


    Princess, by Jean Sasson is the life story of a Saudi princess as told to an American journalist It details the dysfunction, hypocrisy and imposed inertia of the royal family in general, and depravity of some members in particular Most of all, it describes the gilded but treacherous cage in which royal women are forced to live, and the vulnerability of all Saudi foreign worker women in the Kingdom On a personal note, if I thought the Saudis were a bunch of troglodyte degenerates before, this boo [...]

    Mansuriah Hassan

    This is truly a fabulous book about the life and family of Princess Sultana It has a touch of humour, despite the suffering Very defiant and is certainly eye opening in a way we could never imagine This book had the true Arab feel to it It makes you want to learn about the Saudi Arabia culture and their royal family This is the story of Princess Sultana, a Saudi princess, living a life of extreme wealth and yet experiencing poverty within the realm of freedom and equality Princess Sultana revea [...]


    I seriously dont know if the book is fiction or non fiction But few months after reading the book I saw an interview of some Arabian princess on a news channel The incidents she shared sounded so same to the book It talks about the kind of life women lead in Saudi Arabia It discloses some shocking facts like a young girl stoned to death and a girl child was married to a man of 50 s The life of a princess in Arab is only about gold and dimonds but when it comes to self respect and love, she gets [...]

    Jeanette"Astute Crabbist"

    3.5 starsI was slightly put off by the way Princess Sultana tried to portray her life as somehow representative of what average Saudi women have to endure The reality for most women there is so much worse She does mention some examples of what happened to other women, but her tone is often self pitying I was born free, yet today I am in chains Give me a break Her life of leisure was a dream compared to the lives of most Saudi women Here s what filled her days Since the servants fed the children [...]


    Note Comments by Jean Sasson and Friederike Monika Adsani or their fake accounts will automatically be deleted.I am an American who has an interest in both Muslims and Arab countries I got this book for Christmas It is a very gripping story, a real page turner However, while reading through it I couldn t help noticing that the way the book was written just It read like a novel the way the chapters were structured, the horrifying crimes committed by the males in the story I m not sayin [...]


    As a woman who has traveled to Saudi Arabia and having worn the veil I have to admit, when I read the stories of these women Jean Sasson writes of, I now feel looking back on wearing the veil that I was somehow an imposter I can t explain it any better than that when comparing my life with the lives of these women My wearing the veil was only compulsory when I went outside the confines of the base on which I was stationed to these women it is a way of life I couldn t help but feel that not only [...]

    Sara M. Abudahab

    It s SHOCKING and SICKENING in every possible way I had a few that can t be true moments and I really wished that it wasn t a true story, bc knowing that those acts against women are real and are happening now and are not just history is simply heartbreaking.I really liked this book although I wished for a better happy ending.


    This book was terrible Terribly written, edited terribly, and I have serious reservations over the authenticity of this book While I do not question that women are treated very poorly in Saudi Arabia and several other Middle Eastern countries, I have a hard time believing that this autobiography by proxy is true When I picked up this book, the quick internet research I did brought up the pettiness between Jean Sasson and her would be plagiarism victim and I find it hard to respect an author that [...]


    Remember Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale This is the real handmaid s tale First published in 1992, it has been reissued in paperback While some of the facts cited about women s lives in Saudi Arabia may have changed since then, most of the story is still, unfortunately, true Not an easy book to read, but one that gives voice to a whole group of women you never hear from.


    Years ago I read Bojidar Marinov s article Civilisation and Self Control , which agreed with, and expanded upon, some things I d already read on Islamic views of sexuality It s the kind of article that sums up some startling insights in a very concise way, and as a result I never felt I really understood it.Until I read this book.Princess, by Jean Sasson, purports to be the memoir of an anonymous woman from the Saudi royal family, passionate about changing the oppressed status of women in her co [...]

    Irina Garaeva

    A very questionable book How can it be true and still be published if Saudi is such a strict and even ferocious country How can this princess and the writer still be alive There are facts that she mentioned she can not hide from the Royal family And all these awful men actions that are described there sure, there are a lot of restrictions of women rights in Saudi but living here I can t say that local women feel abused and miserable.Of course it depends on family, but lot of them can develop and [...]



    Odli no opisan ivot u zlatnom kavezu bolno i dirljivo svjedo anstvo o sudbini ena u Saudijskoj Arabiji.


    Hypocrisy rules the land of the religion that strongly condemned the act the act of hypocrisy centuries ago The true story of one of the princesses of the royal house of Al Saud in Saudi Arabia is told in a fashion that is both charming and riveting The veil that guards the women of the Saudi Arabia also hides behind it years of cruelty and injustice.It was a very strange experience to read this book It appears highly prophetic to find out that the very people who call themselves the keepers of [...]

    Tempo de Ler

    Quando o normal proibido, as pessoas caem no anormal E assim.Pessoalmente, nada tenho contra qualquer religi o nemtampouco me penso no direito de ter mas condeno as , a todas, quando colocamem perigo ou precarizam tantas vidas.Condeno as quando as vejo incutir tanta maldade e pervers o num menino de nove anos Ali irm o de Sultana E ficam me sempre estas quest es se n o conseguem ouvir o riso de uma mulher sem se sentirem sexualmente excitados, como o caso dos homens afeg os, ou olhar para a cara [...]


    This book is pure fiction I do not say that just because I am a Muslim from Saudi Arabia I m saying it because it is true There are a number of problems with this book, including factual errors and situations that are unlikely implausible My three main problems are 1 For starters, how does someone just traveling to Saudi Arabia just happen to befriend a princess and extract the many details of her life in this book She s a princess, not a woman on the street, who would still be much private abo [...]


    This is the true story of a Saudi Arabian Princess I am sure that most people can guess some of the horrors discussed in this book Unfortunately, this wasn t really anything new to me I am fairly familiar with Arab culture I imagine this book would really surprise some This story makes me think that perhaps is it Saudi Arabian men who give Muslims a bad name reputation at least here in the US I am not so quick to condemn them all because of the acts of a few However, it is difficult to justify a [...]


    I finished this book and set it aside, wanting to immediately write an incensed rage review at a world where inequalities like this still exist and atrocities are still committed against women in the name of religion Granted, a lot of what occurs to our Sultana and her relatives and friends can be categorized as cultural practices instead of religious mandates, but to me countries like Saudi Arabia and others have found a way to fuse those two separate categories into one grossly unfair practic [...]




    This book really affected me I read this book about 13 years ago and still have not been able to erase the images from my mind I found the treatment of women, as portrayed in this book, appalling I was not prepared for the startling realism portrayed in this book I gave it a favorable rating because it truly made me grateful that I am an American citizen I did not give it a 4 or 5 because I found it to be emotionally disturbing I would not recommend this book to anyone who prefers to read about [...]


    Untill now, I still have a huge doubt wheter the story is real or just a smart fiction.Sasson claimed her writing to be an original story of a real Arab s Princess who underwent a very tough life in Arabs noble realm.This book tells that becoming a princess of Arabs was not as happy as it might seem.Sasson wrote down every adversity that Princess Sultana and other Arabs women had to go through in her stages of life with a full of detail way.The story took a setting against a backdrop of Arab wor [...]


    This was OK I can t say I learned too much life sucks if you are a woman in Saudi Arabiabut I knew that already Reading this reminds me that I am very, very lucky and happy to be an American There is no mention of how the American writer befriended this Princess or the circumstances surrounding thier friendship I think I would have liked that story The end bugged me because it kind of just stopped, and then there was a note to go read the author s 2 books if you wanted to know about this woman [...]


    This pictures portrays the life of a Saudi Princess The book captures the reader s attention The atrocious acts committed against women are difficult to read about at some points I have to admit that some of the incidents absolutely incensed me, but it does illustrate some of the reasons why those in power have a great deal to lose by allowing progress to take hold I was bummed about the abrupt ending, but there are sequels I have heard So maybe some of the hanging questions are explored in late [...]

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