Jean Sasson

Jean Sasson is an American writer whose work mainly focuses on women in the Middle East. She is best known for her book 'Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia', which chronicles the life of a Saudi Arabian princess. Sasson has lived and traveled extensively in the Middle East, and her writing often draws on personal experiences and interviews with women from the region. Her books typically highlight issues of women's rights and have been translated into numerous languages.


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  1. 1. Princess

    "Princess" is a gripping expose on the life of a Saudi Arabian princess, offering a fascinating glimpse into the hidden world of women in one of the world's most conservative societies. The narrative, based on true events, follows the princess's life from her opulent childhood to her adult years, revealing the luxurious yet oppressive environment in which she lives. Despite her wealth and status, she is subjected to the rigid constraints of a patriarchal system, where women are often treated as second-class citizens. The book is a tale of courage and resilience, as the princess advocates for women's rights, challenging the deeply entrenched gender norms of her country.

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