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The latest book in the incredibly popular PRINCESS series. Stepping Out of the Shadows will focus on equal opportunities for women in the middle east - and how, despite recent reforms, Saudi women still suffer horrific physical and psychological abuse.

In the international bestseller, Princess: The True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia, Princess Al-Sa’ud and the acclaimed author Jean Sasson began a remarkable series of books. Now, more than twenty-five years later, this compelling journey continues as we follow the fortunes and the dazzling life of the Princess, her friends and her family.

But, of course, there is a less glamorous, much darker side to this engaging series, and in Stepping Out of the Shadows Jean and the Princess focus their attention on how, despite positive news on civil rights reforms, Saudi women still suffer physical and psychological abuse and have little legal protection due to the archaic guardianship laws of the land. So, although this is a kingdom on the threshold of revolutionary change – change spearheaded by the young Saudi Crown Prince who is keen to modernize his country – any thoughts of equal rights and the chance to lead an independent life remain little more than dreams for most Saudi women.

Whilst the Princess acknowledges and welcomes the reforms that are on the horizon, through stories of joy and sorrow, we see how she is determined to continue to fight for equal rights for women in this, her beloved kingdom.

Reviews

‘Impressive… Jean Sasson’s series deals with the huge challenges faced by Middle Eastern women, their fight against discrimination, lack of respect, as well as legalized violence – all true events seen from the eyes of a rebel Saudi princess.’

Marlene Mizzi, Member of the European Parliament

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780593080504

    August 20, 2018

    Bantam Press

    288 pages

    RRP $35.00

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  • EBook

    9781473560253

    August 9, 2018

    Transworld Digital

    288 pages

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