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Girls of Riyadh (original 2005; edition 2008)
by Rajaa Alsanea, Rajaa Alsanea (Translator), Marilyn Booth (Translator)
Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea (2005)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 014311347X, Paperback)
When Rajaa Alsanea boldly chose to open up the hidden world of Saudi womentheir private lives and their conflicts with the traditions of their cultureshe 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.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:00:31 -0400)
The tale of four young women university students from Riyadh follows their struggles to navigate the precarious paths between desire, fulfillment, and Islamic tradition while witnessing how the Arab world is being changed by new economic and political realities.
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An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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