[EBOOK] Princess More Tears to Cry by Jean Sasson – internet–games.us
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Hide The True Identity the true identity the person being about leave themselves open to claims of being a fake In fact a plagiarism suit was filed against Jean Sasson but was subseuently dismissed by the courtAnyway if the events in this book are true the lives of many of the people in the book are horrendous It makes me sad to think of these atrocities and all the other atrocities worldwide It seems humans will never learn to treat each other with espect and kindness Sad3 Stars I liked the book After eading this book and comments from other eaders i eally feel like i need to say something egarding Islam and Muslims because I am a MuslimTo all people who ead the book don t be mislead by what you ead That is not the true picture of Islam What is portrayed in the story is of culture based not eligion Islam particularly The way the men in the story treated their women is not what is taught in Islam I know because I am a Muslim living in a Muslim community In Islam women are espected In Saudi Arabia women are treated that way because that s their culture not because they are following the teaching of IslamIt is true that we Muslim women need to cover certain parts of our body I do it and is not forced to do it I am not denied the ight to educate myself or to work I am an educated person working in professional field earning 4 figures monthly and i am married and me and my husband shares the same esponsibility in marriage i am NOT denied to my ight of doing what i want So the point is please don t generalise Muslims and Islam after eading this book Note Comments by Jean Sasson and Friederike Monika Adsani or their fake accounts will automatically be deletedI am an American who has an interest in both Muslims and Arab countries I got this book for Christmas It is a very gripping story a eal page turner However while eading through it I couldn t help noticing that the way the book was written just seemedoff It ead like a novel the way the chapters were structured the horrifying crimes committed by the males in the story I m not saying horrible things aren t done I just find it hard to
that EVERY male in Saudi Arabia is basically a heartless idiot like they are portrayed this book and the protagonist s unavoidably American Feminist view of the things happening in her countryI did some esearch and discovered that apparently the author was sued for plagiarism although in the interests of being fair she did win and this book has been accused of basically being a novel claiming to be the truth I would have to say I agree with that assessment It ead like a novel The covers of this book and other books by the same author all have that fiction sensational novel type of cover The titles sound like novel titles The blurbs written for this and the other books in the trilogy ead like blurbs for fictional novelsIf you compare it to other books written on the hardships women in the Arab world have faced you can immediately tell a difference in both the writing they do not ead like entertaining sensational novels they ead like true stories of hardship and just the covers and blurbs for them other books don t have fiction book covers and the blurbs don t ead Sultana is a Saudi Arabian princess a woman born to fabulous uncountable wealth She has four mansions on three continents her own private jet glittering jewels designer dresses galore But in eality she lives in a gilded cage She has no freedom no control over her own life no value but as a bearer of sons Hidden behind her black floor length veil she is a prisoner jailed by her father her husband her sons and her countrySultana is a member of the Saudi oyal family closely elated to the king For the sake of her daughters she has decided to take the isk of speaking out about the life of women in her country egardless of their. ,
believe that EVERY male in Saudi Arabia is basically a heartless idiot like they are portrayed
review Princess More Tears to Cry,
Ike the blurbs for novels I had no knowledge of the controversy surrounding this book before I ead it but after I was done I had enough doubts about its authenticity to esearch its back story That should tell you somethingIt s painfully obvious in eading through this book that it is fiction If you are curious and wish to ead this novel for yourself I ecommend just getting it from your library so you in no way financially support someone who advertises fiction under the guise of truth I have checked out her other books and it seems the author is simply attempting to profit from our curiosity about other cultures and peoples and basically slandering them in her writing Even worse she fills our heads with untrue stereotypes that people from these countries have to confront when they are in our country InexcusableIf you truly want to know about the hardships women face in other countries there are plenty of true biographies written by the women who have survivedIn the Land of Invisible Women A Female Doctor s Journey in the Saudi Kingdom Saudi ArabiaDear Zari The Secret Lives of the Women of Afghanistan AfghanistanThe Favored Daughter One Woman s Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future AfghanistanThe Girl with Three Legs A Memoir SomaliaI Am Nujood Age 10 and Divorced YemenInside The Kingdom My Life In Saudi SomaliaI Am Nujood Age 10 and Divorced YemenInside The Kingdom My Life In Saudi Saudi ArabiaI would ecommend those over anything written by this author any day As a person who had spent some time in Saudi Arabia as an expatriate I can say that many elements of this book had indeed lived up to match some of my experiences there However it should be noted with caution that this is a tale that
"spans many years "many years from the time when Saudi Arabia is slowly opening itself up to embrace the world and modernization The country that I came to live in and left a few years back was a stark contrast to the hear say and media portrayal of late In fact I was surprised of how much improved things are in a ather conservative country Things have changed for sureIt should be noted that this was a tale being told from the perspective of a Princess and ewritten by the author Sasson has been noted as a female ights author of sorts evident on her other works that still linger on tale of abusemanipulationoppression of women in mostly Middle East countries Ira Kuwait Afghanistan Thus it is hard to ead this book without sensing a tinge of bias especially me knowing her central theme Or of how much the story had been ewritten to create a shocking drama You be the judge of the storyAnother caution it is easy to link the injustice cruelty and oppression depicted in the book to Muslims and even Islam by first glance Islam is a eligion of the many people around various places in this earth Saudi Arabia being its birth place and that s all Culture varies between one group of people to another but that does not mean that the eligion bear the burden of misinterpretation As much as one expect this book to linger so much on elements of faith and eligion it actually dwells on culture and human value By all means it is not to say that Sasson invoke the sentiment in this book She exhibit great espect for the eligion and said so many times through the character and by herselfAt 303 pages the book makes a good e.
Rank She must hide her identity for fear that the eligious leadersShe must hide her identity for fear that the eligious leaders her country would call for her death to punish her honesty Only a woman in her position could possibly hope to escape from being evealed and punished despite her cloak and anonymity Sultana tells of her own life from her turbulent childhood to her arranged marriage a happy one until her husband decided to displace her by taking a second wife and of the lives of her sisters her friends and her servants Although they share affection confidences and an easy camaraderie within the confines of the women's uarters they also share a history of appalling oppression.
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engaging enough to grip you for hours Shocking sickening at times and sometimes just plain beautifulenough to grip you for hours Shocking sickening at times and sometimes just plain beautiful after evelation which while seems extraordinarily unbelievable is also trueSaudi Arabia is a beautiful country and the people
Are Kind This Book Didn T Reallykind This book didn t eally much on that and misses a lot on the good parts Plus this was an old tale from a oyal family that maymay not be as elevant today Much have to be learned of he life of the common people Every once in a while I try to ead something that is deeper than my usual smutty omance selections This was one of those books I listened to the Audible version and I could not pull myself away from the plight of Princess Sultana Al Sa ud and the other women from this story Her story offered a poignant look at what life is like for women in Saudi Arabia Even the wealthiest and most privileged women are not spared the cruelty of the misogynistic and oppressive culture Women are treated as property to be owned and managed by men They are traded like cattle and punished for perceived infractions in cruel ways From birth girls are treated as second class citizens a disappointment to their family and inferior to all males This was highlighted by Princess Sultana s accounts of growing up with a spoiled and sadistic younger brother No matter what he did she would always be wrong Time and time again she was forced to be subservient to him no matter how egregious his behavior wasSexual abuse is also ampant in the world that Princess Sultana described Young girls are forced to marry much older men while older wives are forced to take a backseat while their husbands forsake them for their younger brides Young or old there is no bright side for the wivesWhile the girls virtue is fiercely guarded their body sacred until such time as their father or other male guardian decides to gift it to another the boys and men engage in a variety of depraved sexual acts One especially disturbing scene tells the story of a trip to Egypt where Sultana s brother and other men commit acts of extreme sexual violence It was absolutely heartbreaking and terrifyingMore than anything I couldn t get past the unfairness of the situation These
"women had no "had no or control in their lives It is so far emoved from the life I m luck enough to lead that it was unfathomable to me The indifference and cruelty of the men also took me aback The often barbaric punishments they doled out seemed to be the norm The life of the females was valued so little that they could be extinguished with scant concern than one would have when swatting a fly It was unimaginable to meNot surprisingly this book was pretty depressing The life lead by these women was grim even as they tried to make the most of the little joy they could find in the absence of the men Much of the content was upsetting and discouragingThat being said I still think that this is a book that everyone should ead It will anger and sadden you However turning a blind eye to atrocities like the ones that play out on the pages of this book does not make the eality go away Raising awareness is important in order to facilitate change and change is necessary Yet again I am eminded of how blessed I am for the life I was born into. Everyday occurrences that in any other culture would be seen as shocking human ights 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 oom a padded windowless cell where women are confined with neither light nor conversation until death claims themBy speaking out Sultana isks bringing the wrath of the Saudi establishment upon her head and the heads of her children But by telling her story to Jean Sasson Sultana has allowed us to see beyond the veils of this secret society to the heart of a nation where sex money and power eign supre.