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Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia Setting & Symbolism

Jean Sasson
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Objects/Places

Abaaya

An abaaya is a full body covering that is often made out of black fabric that is used to cover a Saudi woman while she is in a place where she might be seen by men who are not of their immediate family. Saudi women are required to begin wearing an abaaya when they begin menstruating.

Veil

Saudi women are required to wear a veil made of dark material of various thicknesses. This veil is to protect a woman's face from being seen by a man not of her immediate family. All Saudi women must wear a veil after they begin menstruating.

Swimming Pool

Many affluent Saudis have swimming pools in their backyards. One friend of Sultana, Nadia, was murdered in the family swimming pool after her father became aware that she was meeting with foreign men for sexual encounters.

Ghutra and Igaal

A ghutra is a...

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