Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia - Chapters 15-17 Summary & Analysis

Jean Sasson
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In 1975, Sultana is vacationing in Juddah with Sara, who was expecting her first child, when news of the king's death reached them. A member of the royal family killed him in revenge for the death of his brother during a protest ten years before. Grief enveloped the entire country at the loss of this great man. A few days later Sara gave birth to a girl. The death of the king prompted Asad to sign a paper ensuring his daughter's freedom to choose a husband without family intervention. At the same time, Ali returned from studying in America where he was enjoying what he called the looseness of American women. Ali told his father he wanted to marry, however, because he wanted a virtuous Saudi woman in his life. In revenge for all the bad blood between them over the years, Sultana told...

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