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Author Sharif, Manal, 1979- author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, [2017]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS Non-Fiction  320.082 SHARIF    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  320.082 Sha    ---  Available
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  320.0820953 Sh23d 2017    ---  Available
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Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description x, 289 pages ; 24 cm
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Contents 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 This is a memoir about living, loving, dreaming, daring, and driving while female -- in a country where it's dangerous to do all of the above. Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year strict fundamentalism took hold. In her adolescence, she was religious radical, melting her brother's boy band CDs 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 a few women working in a desert compound built to resemble 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 school-age brother chaperoned her on a business trip, and while she kept a car in her garage, she was forbidden from driving on Saudi streets. Manal-al-Sharif has written a memoir about the making of an accidental activist, a story of a young Muslim woman who stood up to a kingdom of men -- and won.
Subject Sharif, Manal, 1979-
Women -- Saudi Arabia -- Biography.
Women political activists -- Biography.
Women automobile drivers -- Saudi Arabia -- Biography.
Women -- Saudi Arabia -- Biography.
Sharif, Manal, 1979- (OCoLC)fst01986826
Women. (OCoLC)fst01176568
Women automobile drivers. (OCoLC)fst01177331
Women political activists. (OCoLC)fst01178374
Saudi Arabia. (OCoLC)fst01210372
Sharif, Manal, 1979-
Women -- Saudi Arabia -- Biography.
Women political activists -- Biography.
Women automobile drivers -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
ISBN 9781476793023 (hardcover)
1476793026 (hardcover)
9781476793047 (ebook)
Standard No. 40027281128
9781476793023 52600

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