Books set in Saudi Arabia (8)


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Daring to Drive : A Saudi Woman’s Awakening by Manal Sharif EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Saudi Arabia flag Saudi Arabia
Description:
A memoir by a Saudi Arabian woman who became the unexpected leader of a movement to support women's rights describes how fundamentalism influenced her radical religious beliefs until her education, a job, and legal contradictions changed her perspectives.

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Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea EN

Rating: 3     3 Votes
Country: Asia / Saudi Arabia flag Saudi Arabia
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“Alsanea's wisdom and insight into the female experience seem surreal. She captures the core, universal truths of the complications in finding and holding a life partner. Her characters provide wisdom to each other that are astounding in their accuracy, and Alsanea thus speaks for countless women everywhere.” —Bookreporter.com When Rajaa Alsanea boldly chose to open up the hidden world of Saudi women—their private lives and their conflicts with the traditions of their culture—she caused a sensation across the Arab world. Now in English, Alsanea’s tale of the personal struggles of four young up... continue

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Játim by Raja Alem ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Saudi Arabia flag Saudi Arabia
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Játim es un relato que mantiene una sólida conexión con el lugar, la ciudad santa de La Meca. Se sitúa en un periodo poco delimitado, que puede ser a comienzos del siglo XX. En cualquier caso, es antes de que el Reino de Arabia Saudí surgiera como tal después de haberse independizado de Turquía. Es una novela con apariencia realista cuyo entramado se teje entre la realidad, la magia, la memoria colectiva, las prácticas religiosas, el simbolismo y las ambigüedad. En Játim se manifiesta una bisexualidad que le permite atravesar todas las barreras establecidas para separar a los sexos: la calle, ... continue

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Las consecuencias del amor by Sulaiman Addonia ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Eritrea flag Eritrea
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El joven Naser sueña con enamorarse de una muchacha de su edad, un riesgo considerable en Arabia Saudí, un país donde las relaciones entre un hombre y una mujer solteros están terminantemente prohibidas y severamente castigadas.Un día, mientras descansa bajo la sombra de su árbol favorito, una desconocida deja a sus pies una nota perfumada. La joven huye corriendo y él sólo consigue ver sus zapatos, de un rosa intenso.A partir de entonces, tanto Fiore como Naser viven únicamente para intercambiarse cartas de amor. Su pasión les arrastra hasta el punto de poner en peligro sus vidas.

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Love from Mecca to Medina by S. K. Ali EN

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Country: Asia / India flag India
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On the trip of a lifetime, Adam and Zayneb must find their way back to each other in this surprising and romantic sequel to the “bighearted, wildly charming” (Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author) Love from A to Z. Adam and Zayneb. Perfectly matched. Painfully apart. Adam is in Doha, Qatar, making a map of the Hijra, a historic migration from Mecca to Medina, and worried about where his next paycheck will come from. Zayneb is in Chicago, where school and extracurricular stresses are piling on top of a terrible frenemy situation, making her miserable. Then a marvel occurs: Adam a... continue

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My Past Is a Foreign Country : A Muslim Feminist Finds Herself by Zeba Talkhani EN

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Country: Asia / Saudi Arabia flag Saudi Arabia
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'Brilliant and brutally honest, this memoir ropes you in with every page. The intimacy that Zeba evokes will remind you of your own sister opening her heart to you.' Meena Kandasamy, author of When I Hit You, shortlisted for The Women's Prize 28-year-old Zeba Talkhani charts her experiences growing up in Saudi Arabia amid patriarchal customs reminiscent of The Handmaid's Tale, and her journey to find freedom in India, Germany and the UK. Talkhani offers a fresh perspective on living as an outsider and examines her relationship with her mother and the challenges she faced when she experienced h... continue

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The Green Bicycle by Haifaa al Mansour EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Saudi Arabia flag Saudi Arabia
Description:
Dreamer. Rebel. Hero. Wadjda has one simple wish - to race her friend Abdullah on her very own bicycle. But in Saudi Arabia, it is considered improper for girls to ride bikes and her parents forbid her from having one. Sick of playing by the rules, Wadjda schemes different ways to make money and buy the bike herself. But freedom comes at a high price . . . Set against the shifting social attitudes of the Middle East, The Green Bicycle explores gender roles, conformity, and the importance of family, all with wit and irresistible heart.

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The Others by Seba Al-Herz, Ṣabā Ḥirz EN

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Country: Asia / Saudi Arabia flag Saudi Arabia
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A daring literary debut from Saudi Arabia reveals the secret world of a sexually rebellious woman.