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Sasson, Jean P.

Overview
Works: 95 works in 816 publications in 29 languages and 16,042 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Personal narratives‡vIraqi  Personal narratives  Bibliography  Case studies  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 )

53 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,770 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 )

139 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 20 languages and held by 2,110 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 )

61 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 1,848 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 )

45 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witness the frightening transformation of a loving husband into a hardened terrorist; his disapproval of modern conveniences, his strategies for toughening up his sons by taking them into the desert without food or water; and his decision to move his wives and children from an orderly life to one of extreme uncertainty
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 )

195 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 22 languages and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A royal Saudi woman opens the door to give an unvarnished look inside a closed society
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 )

34 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pays attention to the fate of the oppressed Kurdish people of Iraq, recreating their plight through the eyes of Jawan, a beautiful young woman married to a Kurdish freedom fighter
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 897 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
Ester's child : a novel by Jean P Sasson( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 733 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 )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 466 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. Although she grew up in a privileged family, she had witnessed the miserable fate of her grandmother and three aunts, and wished she had been born a boy
Daughters of Arabia by Jean P Sasson( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 452 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 )

7 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 358 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
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 163 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
Princess : secrets to share by Jean P Sasson( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 143 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 --
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 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yasmeena's choice by Jean P Sasson( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yasmeena was an innocent abroad. She was a college educated, English-speaking flight attendant graced with an unusual amount of confidence and sophistication. She was also a virgin and a conservative Muslim daughter and sister. When Yasmeena's flight out of Kuwait was delayed, it was because Saddam Hussein had just invaded Kuwait. Iraqi soldiers threw her into a woman's prison where the guards committed ghastly sexual attacks and tortured the women in excruciating ways
Princess: More Secrets to Share by Jean P Sasson( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American chick in Saudi Arabia by Jean P Sasson( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It all begins with an ad in the newspaper. When Jean Sasson, a young Southern woman living in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, answers a call to work in the royal hospital in Saudi Arabia, what should have been a two-year stay turns into a life-changing adventure spanning over a decade. Over the years Jean is plunged into the hidden lives of the veiled women in Riyadh, where women are locked in luxurious homes and fundamentalist mutawas terrorize the streets. Jean meets women from all walks of life--a feisty bedouin, an educated mother, a conservative wife of a high-ranking Saudi, and a Saudi princess the world knows as Princess Sultana--all who open a window into Saudi culture and help to reshape Jean's worldviews. AMERICAN CHICK IN SAUDI ARABIA is the first installment in a heartfelt, inspiring memoir about Jean's thirty-year travels and adventures in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait and Iraq. Jean's first book THE RAPE OF KUWAIT, based on her eye witness reporting on the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi troops, was an immediate bestseller. Her next three books, PRINCESS, PRINCESS SULTANA'S DAUGHTERS, and PRINCESS SULTANA'S CIRCLE, became international sensations as they were the first books to bring to the western world the shocking stories about life for women in Saudi Arabia
 
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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

Sasona, Džīna

Sasson D. 1947-

Sasson, Jean

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Sasson, Jean P. 1947-

Sasson, Jean Parks

Sāsūn, Ǧīn

Sāsūn, Ǧīn B.

Sasūn, Jane

Джийн Сасън

Сэссон, Д 1947-

Сэссон Д. П. 1947-

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 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 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