Girls of Riyadh.

Rajaa Alsanea



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, Gam rah, Michelle, Sadeem and Lames, 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.

Language English
ISBN-10 1905490216
ISBN-13 978-1-905-49021-9
No of pages 300
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Fig Tree
Published Date 18 Jul 2007

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Author : Rajaa Alsanea

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