Princess Sultana's Daughters Characters

Jean Sasson
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Princess Sultana Al Sa'ud

Sultana is the "speaker" in the book, and it is through her eyes that the events of the narrative are revealed. Sultana is a fictionalized name for a supposedly real-life royal princess of the Sa'ud royal family of Saudi Arabia.

From her youngest years, Sultana has been known as a fierce and combative person who refuses to compromise on her principles. To the more conservative men in her family, she is known as a trouble maker and rabble rouser. Her husband, Kareem, refers to her as a child trapped in a woman's body.

Sultana is full of passion and at times can barely contain her emotions. She is impetuous, melodramatic, and sometimes vindictive and petty. She may lash out with physical violence, but more often she uses her tongue as her weapon of choice, criticizing Saudi Arabian men and their existing system of oppression...

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