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The Resource Girls of Riyadh, Rajaa Alsanea ; translated by Rajaa Alsanea and Marilyn Booth

Girls of Riyadh, Rajaa Alsanea ; translated by Rajaa Alsanea and Marilyn Booth

Label
Girls of Riyadh
Title
Girls of Riyadh
Statement of responsibility
Rajaa Alsanea ; translated by Rajaa Alsanea and Marilyn Booth
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
This debut novel, banned in the author's own country, reveals the social, romantic, and sexual tribulations of four young women from the elite classes of Saudi Arabia. Every week after Friday prayers, the anonymous narrator sends an email to the female subscribers of her online chat group. In fifty such emails over the course of a year, we witness the tragicomic reality of four university students negotiating their love lives, their professional success, and their rebellions, large and small, against their cultural traditions. The world these women inhabit is a modern one that contains "Sex and the City," dating, and sneaking out of their parents' houses, and all this causes the girls to collide endlessly with ancient customs. The never-ending cultural conflicts underscore the tumult of being an educated modern woman growing up in the 21st century amid a culture firmly rooted in an ancient way of life.--From publisher description
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Summary
The girls of Riyadh are young, attractive and living by Saudi Arabia's strict cultural traditions. In-between sneaking out behind their parents' backs, dating, watching American TV and having fun, they're still trying to be good little Muslim girls. That is, pleasing their families. But can you be a twenty-first century girl and a Saudi girl?
Storyline
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160944
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ṣāniʻ, Rajāʼ ʻAbd Allāh
Dewey number
892.7/36
Index
no index present
LC call number
PJ7962.A55
LC item number
B3613 2007
Literary form
fiction
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Booth, Marilyn
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Young women
Target audience
adult
Label
Girls of Riyadh, Rajaa Alsanea ; translated by Rajaa Alsanea and Marilyn Booth
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm85814180
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 286 p.
Isbn
9781594201219
Lccn
2007009389
System control number
(OCoLC)85814180
Label
Girls of Riyadh, Rajaa Alsanea ; translated by Rajaa Alsanea and Marilyn Booth
Publication
Control code
ocm85814180
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 286 p.
Isbn
9781594201219
Lccn
2007009389
System control number
(OCoLC)85814180

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