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Princess Sultana's Daughters

Princess Sultana's Daughters

Titel: Princess Sultana's Daughters
Autoren: Jean Sasson
    A Saudi Arabian woman’s intimate
    revelations about sex, love, marriage
    — and the fate of her beautiful daughters—
    behind the veil
    Jean Sasson
    Published by:
    Jean Sasson at Smashwords
    Copyright (c) 2011 by Jean Sasson
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    Princess Sultana’s Daughters
    was previously published by Doubleday, 1994,
and by Dell, 1995.
    The Doubleday hardcover edition contains the
following Library of
    Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data:
    Sasson, Jean P.
    Princess Sultana’s daughters / Jean Sasson —
1st edition
    p. cm.
    Sequel to: Princess
    1. Women—Saudi Arabia—Social conditions. 2.
    Saudi Arabia—Biography I. Title.
    Cover Design by Lightbourne
    Author Photograph by Peter M.M. Sasson
    Front Cover Model’s Photograph by Marco Baldi
for Studio Babaldi
    Also by Jean Sasson
    The Rape of Kuwait
    Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in
Saudi Arabia
    Princess Sultana’s Circle
    Mayada, Daughter of Iraq
    Love in a Torn Land: A Kurdish Woman’s Story
    Growing up Bin Laden: Osama’s Wife and Son Take Us
Inside Their Secret World
    For the Love of a Son: One Afghan Woman’s Quest for
her Stolen Child
    Ester’s Child
    Princess Sultana’s Daughters is a true story.
Names have been changed and various events slightly altered to
protect the safety of recognizable individuals. In telling this
true story it is not the intention of the author nor of the
princess to demean the rich and meaningful Islamic faith.
    An earlier book, Princess: A True Story of
Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia (first published in 1992, and
due to its popularity, re-released in a new edition in 2003) set
the stage for this work by depicting the life of Princess Sultana
from early childhood to the Gulf War of 1991. This book is the
continuing story of Princess Sultana, her daughters, and other
Saudi Arabian women they personally know. While readers are
encouraged to read the first book about Sultana, Princess Sultana’s
Daughters is a story in itself and can be read on its own.
    Additionally, the third and last book in the
trilogy is titled Princess Sultana’s Circle. Although many facts
are revealed about a land that is little understood by the Western
world, none of these three books propose to be a history of Saudi
Arabia, or to reflect the lives of all women who live there.
    Know that these three books, linked by one
woman, come to one conclusion: that the degradation of women is a
worn out habit. Though the double standard is still alive and well
in most countries, it is time for male dominance over women to

    I lived in Saudi Arabia from 1978 until 1990,
a country well known for its segregation of the sexes. I quickly
came to see that forced gender segregation created a close bonding
between women.
    During that time I met and befriended a
number of Saudi Arabian women. After living in the country for

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