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Sasson, Jean P.

Overview
Works: 101 works in 830 publications in 29 languages and 16,028 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Personal narratives‡vIraqi  Personal narratives  Bibliography  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer
Classifications: HQ1730, B
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Most widely held works about Jean P Sasson
 
Most widely held works by Jean P Sasson
Princess : a true story of life behind the veil in Saudi Arabia by Jean P Sasson( Book )

54 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American-born Sasson recounts the life story of a Saudi princess she met while living in Saudi Arabia, offering a glimpse of the appalling conditions endured by even privileged women in the Middle East
Princess Sultana's daughters by Jean P Sasson( Book )

140 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 20 languages and held by 2,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As second-generation members of the royal family who have benefited from Saudi oil wealth, Maha and Amani have never known the poverty, which their grandparents experienced as children. Surrounded by untold opulence and luxury from the day they were born and which they take for granted, but stifled by the unbearably restrictive lifestyle imposed o them they have reacted in equally desperate ways. Their dramatic and shocking stories, together with many more which concern other members of Princess Sultana's huge family, are set against a rich backcloth of Saudi Arabian culture and social mores which re depicted with equal color and authenticity. We learn, for example, of the fascinating ritual of the world-famous annual pilgrimage to Makkah as we accompany the princess and her family to this holiest of cities. Throughout, however, Sultana never tires of her quest to expose the injustices which her society levels against women. In her courageous campaign to improve the lot of her own daughters of Arabia, Princess Sultana once more strikes a chord amongst all women who are lucky enough to have the freedom to speak out for themselves
Growing up Bin Laden : Osama's wife and son take us inside their secret world by Najwa Bin Laden( Book )

44 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother and son give us an extraordinary view of the private life of a man both loved and feared by his family
Mayada, daughter of Iraq : one woman's survival under Saddam Hussein by Jean P Sasson( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles Mayada Al-Askari's experiences after being thrown into Iraq's Baladiyat Prison, the headquarters of Saddam Hussein's secret police
Princess Sultana's circle by Jean P Sasson( Book )

43 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book continues the story of Princess Sultana and the human rights abuses inside the royal family of Saudi Arabia. "The forced marriage of Sultana's niece to a cruel and depraved older man, and Sultana's discovery of the harem of sex slaves kept by a royal cousin, makes her more determined than ever to fight the oppression of women in Saudi Arabia."--Jacket
Princess by Jean P Sasson( Book )

193 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 22 languages and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A royal Saudi woman opens the door to give an unvarnished look inside a closed society
The rape of Kuwait : the true story of Iraqi atrocities against a civilian population by Jean P Sasson( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At dawn, on August 2, 1990, Iraq's troops stormed across the Kuwaiti border, collapsing the government the government of its tiny neighbor in a matter of hours
Love in a torn land : Joanna of Kurdistan : the true story of a freedom fighter's escape from Iraqi vengeance by Jean P Sasson( Book )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sasson, author of Princess: A True Story of Life behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia (1992) and Ayada: Daughter of Iraq (2003), focuses on the story of Joanna Al-Askari Hussain, a Kurdish woman living in Iraq, to tell the broader story of ethnic tensions between the Kurds, Iraqis, Turks, Iranians, and Syrians. Written in the first person, Joanna's story covers her romance with a Kurdish freedom fighter, marriage, and taking up the struggle against the Iraqis herself. She recalls times of raining dead and injured birds after a missile attack and of a desperate flight after her village was attacked by Saddam Hussein's forces in 1987. Some 200,000 of her fellow Kurds were killed in a genocide campaign. Photographs and personal recollections--a wedding without the groom, a husband who hogs the covers, the adjustments of a pampered woman to a life of privation and personal demands--offer a very human look at the struggle of the Kurds in Iraq and one woman's heroism
Ester's child : a novel by Jean P Sasson( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of three families; One Israeli, one Palestinian, and one German, are woven together
For the love of a son : one Afghan woman's quest for her stolen child by Jean P Sasson( Book )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the time she was a little girl, Maryam rebelled against the terrible second-class existence that was her destiny as an Afghan woman. A new life of freedom in America seemed within her grasp, but her father had other ideas and arranged a traditional marriage to a fellow Afghan, who turned out to be a violent man. Beaten, raped and abused, Maryam found joy in the birth of a baby son. She escaped her brutal husband, but he kidnapped their little boy, and stole him away far beyond his mother's reach
Daughters of Arabia by Jean P Sasson( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millions of readers worldwide were shocked at Princess Sultana's extraordinarily open and honest story, Princess, the first-hand exposé of women's lives behind the veil inside the royal family of Saudi Arabia. In Daughters of Arabia, the Princess turns the spotlight on her teenage daughters, Maha and Amani. Surrounded by unbelievable opulence, Sultana's daughters have grown up taking their luxuries for granted. Yet, stifled by the horrendous restrictions imposed on all females, even royals, they have reacted in very different, but equally desperate ways. This is a compelling story, set against the background of a turbulent society pitting authoritarian royal rule against fundamentalist religious demands, external political pressures and the tug of economic hardship in a land overflowing with oil revenues. This is the land that produced Osama Bin Laden. And yet it is a land of beauty, history and religion, home of Islam's holiest sites. It is in this environment of paradox and contrast that Sultana tries to rear her daughters as she seeks to expose injustice. In her courageous quest, Sultana once more strikes a chord amongst all women lucky enough to live their lives in freedom
Princess : more tears to cry by Jean P Sasson( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Jean Sasson's book Princess: Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia was published, it became an immediate international bestseller. It sold to 43 countries and spent 13 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. Now, in this long-awaited, compelling new book, Sasson and the Princess 'Sultana' return to tell the world what it means to be a Saudi woman today. Through advances in education and with access to work, Saudi women are breaking through the barriers; they are becoming doctors, social workers, business owners and are even managing to push at the boundaries of public life. Major steps forward have, undoubtedly, been made. But this is not the whole story. Sadly, despite changes in the law, all too often legal loopholes leave women exposed to terrible suppression, abuse and crimes of psychological and physical violence. For many, the struggle for basic human rights continues. This fascinating insight will include personal stories of triumph and heartbreak, as told to Princess 'Sultana', her eldest daughter, and author Jean Sasson. Each of these stories will offer the reader a glimpse into different aspects of Saudi society, including the lives of the Princess, her daughter and other members of the Al-Saud Royal family
Desert royal by Jean P Sasson( Book )

33 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Readers of Princess Sultana's extraordinary autobiography, Princess, were gripped by her powerful indictment of women's lives within the royal family of Saudi Arabia. In Desert Royal she continues her story at a period of crisis in her life when she reveals her shameful secret - especially so in a Muslim country where alcohol is forbidden - that she has a drinking problem. The forced marriage of her niece to a cruel and depraved older man, and her discovery of the harem of sex slaves kept by another cousin, makes her more determined than ever to defend the rights of women in her country. Her cause is given an extra sense of urgency against the backdrop of increased dissent against the Al Sa'uds, and the looming spectre of Islamic Fundamentalism."--Wheelers.co.nz
Mayada : daughter of Iraq by Jean P Sasson( Book )

37 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A member of one of the most distinguished and honored families in Iraq, Mayada grew up surrounded by wealth and royalty. But when Saddam Hussein's regime took power, she was thrown into cell 52 in the infamous Baladiyat prison with seventeen other nameless, faceless women from all walks of life. To ease their suffering, these shadow women passed each day by sharing their life stories. Now, through Jean Sasson, Mayada is finally able to tell her story - and theirs - to the world
Growing up Bin Laden : Osama's wife and son take us inside their secret world by Najwa Bin Laden( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story that few ever believed would come to light, Growing Up bin Laden uncovers startling revelations and hidden secrets carefully guarded by the most wanted terrorist of our lifetime, Osama bin Laden
Liefde in een verscheurd land : Joanna uit Koerdistan: het ware verhaal van haar ontsnapping aan de wraak van de Irakezen by Jean P Sasson( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waargebeurd verhaal van de Koerdisch-Arabische Johanna al-Askari (1962) die trouwt met haar grote liefde, een Koerdische vrijheidsstrijder, en met hem meestrijdt tegen de Irakezen in Koerdistan
Princess : secrets to share by Jean P Sasson( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the international bestseller Princess: The True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia Princess Al-Saud and author Jean Sasson began a compelling series which focused not only on the life of the Princess and the Royal family, but on the treatment of women in Saudi Arabia - many of whom were denied the most basic human rights. After the recent success of the latest in this powerful series, Princess: More Tears to Cry, Jean Sasson and the much-loved Princess collaborate once again to bring readers up to date on the secret work undertaken by the Princess and those who help her to rescue women who are the enslaved victims of brutal physical and psychological abuse. For example, we follow the work of Dr Meena, the young woman who helps abused women to heal and to fight for their rights, the abandoned mother of twin daughters who was rescued by the Princess and who now lives and works in safety and peace with her family; and we hear from other innocent victims - women from Pakistan, Syria and Northern Lebanon - who suffer the terrible consequences of the ongoing war in the region. Princess, Secrets to Share will undoubtedly attract the Princess's and Jean Sasson's many loyal readers. It will also appeal to new audiences who are eager to learn more about not only how the Saudi Royal family live, but how the courageous and determined fight for equal rights for women continues in the Middle East --
Mayada, hija de Irak by Jean P Sasson( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the experiences of Mayada Al-Askari, daughter of a once-prominent Iraqi family, in Saddam Hussein's Iraq as she shares life with the fellow prisoners at Baladiyat Prison whom she calls the shadow women
Princess by Jean P Sasson( Recording )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True story of Sultana, a princess of the Royal House of Al Saúd in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and how she risked everything to expose the harsh customs that violate the civil rights of women in the Middle East
Princess Sultana's daughters by Jean P Sasson( Recording )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Jean Sasson Amerikaans schrijfster

Jean Sasson amerikai író

Jean Sasson écrivain américain

Jean Sasson escritora estadounidense

Jean Sasson US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Jean Sasson US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Jean Sasson yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Sasona, Džīna

Sasson D. 1947-

Sasson, Jean

Sasson Jean 1947-....

Sasson, Jean P.

Sasson, Jean P. 1947-

Sasson, Jean Parks

Sāsūn, Ǧīn

Sāsūn, Ǧīn B.

Sasūn, Jane

Джийн Сасън

Сэссон, Д 1947-

Сэссон Д. П. 1947-

Сэссон, Дж. П.

Сэссон, Джин

Сэссон, Джин П.

‏جاين ساسون، 1947-

جين ب. ساسون

جين ساسون

جين ساسون كاتب أمريكي

ساسون، جاين

ساسون، جين

사슨, 진 P

세손, 진

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세이손, 진

サッソン, ジーン

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Princess Sultana's daughtersGrowing up Bin Laden : Osama's wife and son take us inside their secret worldMayada, daughter of Iraq : one woman's survival under Saddam HusseinPrincess Sultana's circlePrincessLove in a torn land : Joanna of Kurdistan : the true story of a freedom fighter's escape from Iraqi vengeanceEster's child : a novelFor the love of a son : one Afghan woman's quest for her stolen child