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Princess Sultana's Circle
Princess Sultana's Circle | Jean Sasson
The powerful true story of Sultana continues with PRINCESS SULTANA'S CIRCLE, the third book in Jean Sasson's internationally best selling Princess Trilogy. The forced marriage of Sultanas niece to a cruel and depraved older man, and Sultanas discovery of the harem of sex slaves kept by a royal cousin, make her more determined than ever to fight the oppression of women in Saudi Arabia. PRINCESS SULTANA'S CIRCLE paints a horrifying reality for women of the desert Kingdom. It is a haunting look at the danger of Saudi male dominance and the desperate lives of the women they rule. A New York Times bestseller, PRINCESS was named one of the 500 Great Books by Women since 1300. It was also an Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club and a Reader's Digest Selection. PRAISE FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER PRINCESS: "Absolutely riveting and profoundly sad..." --People magazine "A chilling story...a vivid account of an air-conditioned nightmare..." --Entertainment Weekly "Must-reading for anyone interested in human rights." --USA Today "Shocking...candid...sad, sobering, and compassionate..." --San Francisco Chronicle
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izah.ahmad
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I managed to read two books during my short vacation (well that's what everyone will do if they are stuck in airport for 8 hours straight).

Now, I couldn't even finish a single chapter, thanks to the reports on the table. Seriously, I need my time to get back to books. Luckily, tomorrow is Good Friday and am gonna spend my quality time with it.

To all my Christian Litsy friends, have a blessed Good Friday ahead 🤗

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Martta
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My choise for today's #ReadJanuary challenge is the true life of Saudi Arabian #Royals How odd and tragic and luxurious can one's life be! As a westerner some of these stories are so difficult to believe and it's still true!

Cinfhen I'm listening to the audio of Osama Bin Ladin sister in law and her time living in Saudi Arabia, shocking!!! 3y
Martta @Cinfhen I've read Jean Sasson mostly. The life stories of Saudi Arabian people that are told during the Princess series are so unbelievable! 3y
izah.ahmad As a Muslim myself, it is beyond my comprehension on how they lived as well. The mistreat of Saudi women that constantly justified by God's name really hurts me emotionally 😞 (edited) 3y
Martta @izah.ahmad It is a sad thing when any religion is used as a tool to discrimate against a certain group of people. But in Saudi Arabia's case it so over the top that it results into a country full of unhappy men and women. It' s a situation that doesn't bring good things to anyone. 3y
izah.ahmad @Martta true that. It's a waste to have a country with abundance of wealth but still face social inequalities. They should know by now that wealth is not a sole indicator of prosperity for a country. It's impossible to close the gap of inequalities, but at least they should try in any means to minimize it though 3y
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izah.ahmad
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A few more to go to complete Sasson's books. One of my favorite authors

Martta I've read 4 out of these six books. Mayada's story was shocking! Usually Sasson's all books are shocking in some way but Mayada has stood out for me especially. I'm planning to read "More tears to cry" this month. 3y
izah.ahmad Tbh i only read two of these hahaha, just got them from a promotion, will be reading Madaya soon 😂 3y
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sharina
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Mehso-so

The plot is predictable, i didnt enjoy this book as much as other book by Jean Sasson.

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Martta
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Pickpick

The stories of Saudi Arabian women are shocking. This is the third book in the series and at times I wasn't sure if it was written in the purpose of giving information of the situation or just to present the shocking stories. Either way I did like this book and I think it's an interesting read.

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