Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Dawn of Saudi-In Search For Freedom Review and Giveaway 4/18

by Homa Pourasgari

In a country where women have no rights, two women fight for freedom. Sahar Al-Hijazi refuses to allow men to decide her destiny. Her best friend, Dawn Parnell, made the mistake of changing her religion and marrying a Saudi. He misled her into thinking he was a progressive thinker. Trapped in Riyadh, these women desperately seek a way to escape. Based in Pasadena, California, Crawford Enterprises with strong business ties to the Al-Hijazi family couldn’t care less about the plight of these women or any Saudi woman for that matter. Their main goal is to accumulate wealth and increase their earnings per share. With mystery and romance lingering in the air, the lives of Jason, Sahar and Dawn intertwine, giving readers a glimpse of life in the in the kingdom, from the crushing of the female spirit to the torture of foreigners from third world countries.

About The Author~

 Homa Pourasgari

 It took her three years to write The Dawn of Saudi. When she started this project, everyone had their doubts but she pushed forward with a passion in order to bring attention to the way women and foreigners are treated in the Saudi Arabia. There are many Saudi activists in the kingdom who are afraid to speak up under their real name. They write blogs as a way to release their frustration with their government and the religious hardliners. The modernists and the young generation want  change but are often threatened and jailed. 

I really enjoyed reading this book. Once I started reading it,I couldn't put it down. It was such a great book,had some many twists and turns and made me want to see what happens next! As we just don't understand how easy that women have it here in America. In Saudi,they can't even go to the mall without being in the company of a male that is related to them! There are also arranged marriages that are chosen by your family. They have no say in this matter~or any matter in their lives as it is the males that make all the decisions for them. I would recommend this to all~as this was a great read for young and old alike!

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  1. I would love to win this book because I enjoy reading about different cultures.

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  3. Sounds like a really good read.

  4. I am fascinated by these women, how they think, how they accept or not their place in life.

  5. They have no say - it is the males that make all the decisions for them. Sounds so interesting-I agree women should read this

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  6. It sounds like an intriguing story. I have a friend from Pakistan,and I love reading about the middle eastern culture to help me learn more. thanks!

  7. I would like to win this book because I think it would make an interesting read. Thanks for this chance.

  8. I would love to win this book because it sounds very interesting.


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