Daughters of Arabia is a biographical book on the lives of the daughters of Princess Sultana and the second book in Jean P. Sasson?s Princess trilogy.
Summary of the Book
Princess Sultana?s story of escape and the gender inequalities experienced by Saudi Arabian women has won the sympathy of readers around the world. In this sequel, Sultana is now married to a prince. However, this does nothing to help her or her daughters face the inequalities of the country?s repressive laws. Sultana is a devout Muslim, but she believes that the patriarchal laws stem from the sadistic male nature rather than religious doctrine. One of her daughters succumbed to this system, turning to orthodox religion. The other mentally broke down because of it. This book is a stern reminder of the need for gender equality and speaks about societies which let their patriarchal nature destroy female freedom.
About Jean Sasson
Jean Sasson is an American writer. She is best known for her Princess trilogy, and other novels based on women living in the Middle East. The current novel was alternately titled as Princess Sultana?s Daughters.
The Princess trilogy continues in Princess Sultana's Circle.
The current title and the rest of the books in the trilogy are purported to be an authentic biographical account of a Saudi Princess.