: The Princess Trilogy: Boxed Set (Princess; Princess Sultana’s Daughters; Princess Sultana’s Circle) (): Jean Sasson: Books. Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia, Princess Sultana’s Daughters, Princess Sultana’s Circle (Princess Trilogy), Princess, Mo. The Complete Princess Trilogy has ratings and 41 reviews. Jean Sasson has garnered an audience with a Saudi Princess, who shares her life. This alone .

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I have read the first book and i am now starting the second and i think its amazing for a nonfiction book. This first book in the nonfiction trilogy describes the true life of Princess Sultana, a princess in the royal house of Saudi Arabia where she lives in a “gilded cage” princesd no freedom and no control over her own life.

The Princess Trilogy by Jean Sasson

Sasson is an amazing writer. Very interesting look at the royal family of Saudi Arabia and at the cultural norms in the Middle East as they pertain to women. Showing of reviews. I am sure she chose this option as a way to help her family left behind, and rtilogy did.

However, each generation and culture of women have fought the battles to be seen if not as equals to be treated humanly. An interesting peek into an entirely new and secluded world.

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The book follows her journey as she searches for her son for many years. She rebels against those close to her and falls into her own self destruction. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Get to Know Us. Yasmeena’s subsequent capture, imprisonment and repeated rape is detailed in the book. This tells the story of Maryam Khail, a woman from Afghanistan that had her son kidnapped from her by her husband.


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It will definitely make you appreciate the life and freedoms we have here. In the process of recording Sultana’s life, the Princess Trilogy also recounts the lives of other women around her: This alone is astounding. Mar 29, Kim Degener rated it liked it. The authorities aren’t armed, so I would hope the majority could revolt fairly easily. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Set up a giveaway. We are empowered as women in our society, that I can’t believe this goes on in current times.

Under the strict Saudi interpretation of the laws of the Koran, Muslim women, whatever their station in life, are punished and penalized for any supposed violation of a man’s family honor. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Quotes from The Complete Prin It gives Muslim countries a black eye.

Editorial Reviews Review “A fascinating look at the lifestyles of the rich and Saudi. Those are a few things that have me questioning the authenticity of the book. Jun 25, Maria rated it it was amazing.

It’s amazing to me to see the blend of extreme wealth and total repression these women endure. Sasson is currently based in Atlanta, Georgia. See all reviews. The two jeean kept in contact until, inMayada was arrested by Saddam Hussein ‘s secret police.

Jean Sasson’s official website is: The jeah has a refreshing voice and character which comes through clearly. It seems it is likely fiction, maybe even stolen from another author, with Princess Sultana herself being entirely fictional.


I honestly had no idea the extent of hatred toward Arab women. Omar bin Laden is the fourth son of Osama bin Laden. If only they would have known that a couple of month’s treatment with a London psychiatrist would set them straight!! Her strong desire to uproot herself from her rural surroundings led her to jump at the opportunity to work and travel abroad.

University of California Press. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Still traveling the world, Jean has made her homebase in Atlanta, Georgia where she is a passionate animal rights and women’s rights supporter.

They are no more than birds locked away in a gilded cage. Keep it secret within the family so that their wealth and monarchy aren’t compromised. Shortly thereafter she became a full-time writer. But a large number of countries say that 4 men must see the rape for her to prove it. This page was last edited on 16 Novemberat It is a haunting look at the danger of Saudi male dominance and the desperate lives of the women they rule.

It reinforced my belief how religion can poison people’s minds, especially innocent childrens’. Aug 23, Divya rated it really liked it Shelves: