Girls of Riyadh

Girls of Riyadh

Book - 2007
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Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2007
ISBN: 9781594201219
1594201218
Branch Call Number: F SANI-R
Characteristics: viii, 286 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Booth, Marilyn

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Four close girlfriends from upper-class Saudi families attend university and medical school in Riyadh and in Chicago and San Francisco. They talk in chat rooms, IM on their mobiles to their boyfriends and each other. But even with all the hip technology, they cannot escape deep-seated oppressive ... Read More »


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CRAIGEEJ
Jan 17, 2015

they got some issues and they come out of it pretty well sort of like Persepolis with a little more lipstick and pathos a good read about what women in repressed circumstances have to deal with.

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Jun 24, 2012

An interesting look at upper-class Saudi women and their difficulties in love and marriage. I found the style flat, however, and the constant focus on "finding a man" tiring after a while. I wanted to feel connected with the characters, but it didn't happen.

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