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Sasson, Jean P.

Overview
Works: 123 works in 910 publications in 30 languages and 15,739 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vIraqi  Biographies  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer
Classifications: HQ1730, 305.4209538
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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 )

60 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,873 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 )

142 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 20 languages and held by 2,066 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
Mayada, daughter of Iraq : one woman's survival under Saddam Hussein by Jean P Sasson( Book )

62 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 1,634 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
Growing up Bin Laden : Osama's wife and son take us inside their secret world by Najwa Bin Laden( Book )

46 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,614 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
Princess Sultana's circle by Jean P Sasson( Book )

49 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,331 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
The rape of Kuwait : the true story of Iraqi atrocities against a civilian population by Jean P Sasson( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 873 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 )

20 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 838 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
Princess by Jean P Sasson( Book )

168 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 23 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A royal Saudi woman opens the door to give an unvarnished look inside a closed society
Ester's child : a novel by Jean P Sasson( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 689 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 )

28 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 449 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 )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 432 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
Desert royal by Jean P Sasson( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 322 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
Princess : more tears to cry by Jean P Sasson( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 270 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
Mayada, daughter of Iraq : one woman's survival in Saddam Hussein's torture jail by Jean P Sasson( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mayada was born into a powerful Iraqi family. One grandfather fought alongside Lawrence of Arabia. The other is acclaimed as the first true Arab nationalist. Her uncle was Prime Minister for nearly 40 years, her mother an important politician. When Saddam Hussein and his Ba'ath party seized power, and instituted his reign of terror, Mayada found herself alone in Baghdad, a divorced parent of two children, earning a meagre living printing brochures. Until one morning in August 1999 she was summarily arrested and dragged to the notorious Baladiyat Prison, falsely accused of printing anti-government propaganda. There she was thrown into a cell with 17 "shadow women". Like latter-day Sherezades, these women passed their days, while waiting for the next interrogation and torture session, telling each other their stories. They were eager to hear Mayada's stories of her privileged former life, of the history of her proud family, of kings and queens, of meetings with Saddam himself
Princess : secrets to share by Jean P Sasson( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 188 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 --
Growing up Bin Laden : Osama's wife and son take us inside their secret world by Najwa Bin Laden( Recording )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 170 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 )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 145 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
Sultana's tranen by Jean P Sasson( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belevenissen en ervaringen van een onbekende prinses uit Saoedi-Arabië die probeert de onderdrukking van de vrouw in de Arabische samenleving aan de kaak te stellen en daardoor de positie van de vrouw te verbeteren
Princess by Jean P Sasson( Recording )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 105 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 )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Princess Sultana's daughters describes a life of unimaginable wealth in a land where no amount of money or privilege can buy women even the most basic rights and freedoms: the right to drive, to travel without permission from their fathers or husbands, the right to lift their veils in public without risking arrest. Even if they do not break any of these rules, women in Saudi Arabia may be divorced, locked in isolation, or even put to death by the men who have power over them. (Sasson)
 
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Princess : a true story of life behind the veil in Saudi Arabia
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Jean Sasson Amerikaans schrijfster

Jean Sasson amerikai író

Jean Sasson écrivain américain

Jean Sasson escritora estadounidense

Jean Sasson US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Jean Sasson yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Sasona, Džīna

Sasson D.

Sasson D. 1947-

Sasson Jean

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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

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

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