A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia

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Because she is a woman...
she is considered worthless - a slave to the whims of her male masters. She has watched sisters, cousins and friends sold into marriage as young girls to men five times their age and brutally murdered for the slightest transgression in ancient Saudi traditional custom.

A New York Times bestseller named as "one of the best 500 books written by women since the year 1300." 

This bestselling book has been called "riveting" and "heart-wrenching." Most importantly, PRINCESS has galvanized human rights activity all over the world, striking a chord with women of every age and nationality. Many educators are now listing PRINCESS as required reading for their students.

PRINCESS describes the life of Princess Sultana Al Sa'ud, a princess in the royal house of Saudi Arabia. Hidden behind her black veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband and her country.

Sultana tells of appalling oppressions, everyday occurrences that in any other culture would be seen as shocking human rights violations: 
thirteen-year-old girls forced to marry men five times their age, young women killed by drowning, stoning, or isolation in the "women's room." 
PRINCESS is a testimony to a woman of indomitable spirit and courage, and you will will never forget her or her Muslim sisters."


PRINCESS selected as:
Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild Doubleday Book Club

A Reader's Digest Selection


Awards received include:
PRINCESS was selected as one of the best
"500 Great Books by Women"

PRINCESS was a New York Times bestseller

PRINCESS was a bestseller in over 25 countries


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