“I am an avid reader and so it was extremely difficult for me to decide which is my favorite book.” – Marlene Mizzi

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I am an avid reader and so it was extremely difficult for me to decide which is my favorite book. My work involves reading reports, political material, news items and the like.
So, when I choose books to read in my spare time I choose fiction or biographies – light ,entertaining literature.
My latest favourite book is actually a 4 volumes by Jean Sasson who spent many years living and working in in Saudi Arabia.
Sasson befriended a Saudi princess – from the Al-Saud Royal family, granddaughter of the current King – who rebelled against the treatment of women on her country. The books are written in the first person by Princess Sultana, who gives an insight about life in a royal palace and their lavish lifestyle ,but also about the cruelty of Saudi men towards female children, the absolute domination of men over women , the lack of democracy and freedom of speech, the fight for education. These four volumes are eye openers on how far behind women in certain cultures are- being considered as nothing more than child bearing machines, completely dominated by men.
These are the stories of a Saudi princess who is doing her utmost to change society in favour of women. “Princess, Daughters of Arabia, Desert Royal and More tears to Cry ” are a must read . They are not only a real , inside and very interesting information about life in a royal palace and people of unbelievable material wealth, but more important for those of us who take our freedom of speech and movement , our social standing as equals, our rights and our democracy, for granted. My work involves reading reports, political material, news items and the
like.
So, when I choose books to read in my spare time I choose fiction or biographies – light ,entertaining literature.
My latest favourite book is actually a 4 volumes by Jean Sasson who spent many years living and working in in Saudi Arabia.
Sasson befriended a Saudi princess – from the Al-Saud Royal family, granddaughter of the current King – who rebelled against the treatment of women on her country. The books are written in the first person by Princess Sultana, who gives an insight about life in a royal palace and their lavish lifestyle ,but also about the cruelty of Saudi men towards female children, the absolute domination of men over women , the lack of democracy and freedom of speech, the fight for education. These four volumes are eye openers on how far behind women in certain cultures are- being considered as nothing more than child bearing machines, completely dominated by men.
These are the stories of a Saudi princess who is doing her utmost to change society in favour of women. “Princess, Daughters of Arabia, Desert Royal and More tears to Cry ” are a must read . They are not only a real , inside and very interesting information about life in a royal palace and people of unbelievable material wealth, but more important for those of us who take our freedom of speech and movement , our social standing as equals, our rights and our democracy, for granted.

Marlene Mizzi, Member of the European Parliament

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