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Daring to drive : a Saudi woman's awakening / Manal al-Sharif.

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Anderson - Anderson Main Library B Sharif Manal (Text) 22960001448736 Adult Biography Available -
Anderson - Pendleton Branch B Sharif Manal (Text) 27797927 Adult Biography Available -
Beaufort - Bluffton Branch B SHARIF (Text) 0530005984972 Adult Biography Collection Available -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch B SHARIF (Text) 0530005653669 Adult Biography Collection Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch B SHARIF SHA (Text) 30018005319187 Adult Biography Available -
Fairfield - Main Library B Sharif (Text) 33116002525991 Adult Biography Available -
Florence - Main Library 92 Sharif (Text) 33172006245235 Adult New Book Available -
Lancaster - Kershaw Branch 320.082 AL-SHA (Text) 30553103365807 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Lancaster - Lancaster Branch 320.082 AL-SHA (Text) 30553103365799 Adult Non-Fiction Storage -
Union Carnegie Library B SHARIF (Text) 218004 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781476793023
  • Physical Description: x, 289 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
A country of one king and millions of queens -- Cockroaches and prison bars -- Dirty girls -- Mecca under siege -- Behind the veil -- My Barbie is murdered -- The forbidden satellite dish -- Employed and homeless -- Love and the falafel man -- Live free or die -- Driving while female -- In the kingdom of Saudi men -- Abouya and the king -- The rain starts with a single drop.
Summary, etc.:
Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year fundamentalism took hold. In her adolescence, she was a religious radical, melting her brother’s boy band cassettes in the oven because music was haram: forbidden by Islamic law. But what a difference an education can make. By her twenties she was a computer security engineer, one of few women working in a desert compound that resembled suburban America. That’s when the Saudi kingdom’s contradictions became too much to bear: she was labeled a slut for chatting with male colleagues, her teenage brother chaperoned her on a business trip, and while she kept a car in her garage, she was forbidden from driving down city streets behind the wheel. Daring to Drive is the fiercely intimate memoir of an accidental activist, a powerfully vivid story of a young Muslim woman who stood up to a kingdom of men—and won.-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
990L Lexile
Subject: Sharif, Manal, 1979-
Women > Saudi Arabia > Biography.
Women political activists > Biography.
Women automobile drivers > Saudi Arabia > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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