Girls of Riyadh

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Girls of Riyadh

Post by New Gal » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:53 pm

Bought it 7pm yesterday and had finished it by 10.30, fab book, would highly recommend it although it does enforce cynicism in the 'love' myth. Right up my street! LOVED it and you know I never caps lock without good reason ;)


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Post by HEPZIBAH » Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:34 am

[face=Comic Sans MS]New Gal, if it's such a good read perhaps you could give us the author and a synopsis please. :) [/face]
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Post by New Gal » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:01 pm

Author: Rajaa Alsanea

Synopsis: This book provides an inside peek into a hidden world: four young women navigate the narrow straits between love, desire and Islamic tradition. Every week after Friday prayers, an email circulates among a group of subscribers to a vast online network. Over the course of a year, the realities of four university students from Riyadh's elite classes, Gamrah, Michelle, Sadeem and Lamees, are revealed. Living in a society with strict cultural traditions while Sex and the City, dating and sneaking around behind their parents backs consume their lives, these four young girls face numerous social, romantic, professional and sexual tribulations. Never-ending cultural conflicts underscore the difficulties of being an educated modern female growing up in the 21st century in a culture firmly rooted to an ancient way of life."Girls of Riyadh" presents a rare and unforgettable insight into the complicated lives of these young Saudi women, whose amazing stories are unfolding in a culture so very different from our own.
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