The kingdom book about saudi arabia

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the kingdom book about saudi arabia

The Kingdom: Arabia and the House of Saud by Robert Lacey

The Kingdom is the story of a country--a country of astonishing contrasts, where routine computer printouts open with the words In the name of God, where men who grew up in goat-hair tents now dominate the money markets of the world, and where murderers and adulterers are publicly executed in the street. By its own reckoning, this country is just entering the fifteenth century.

The Kingdom is also the story of a family--a family that has fought its way from poverty and obscurity into wealth and power the likes of which the world has never known, a family characterized by fierce loyalty among its members, ruthlessness toward its enemies, and dedication to one of the worlds most severe and demanding creeds.

The Kingdom is Saudi Arabia--the only country in the world to bear the name of the family that rules it.
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The Saudi Arabia I Know

U nderstanding Saudi Arabia has never been easy: leaks, rumours and official denials surrounding the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi are a grim reminder of a notoriously opaque system.
Robert Lacey

Books You Should Read Before Visiting Saudi Arabia

Published in in Beirut , Cities of Salt consists of five volumes depicting the drastic shift that the discovery of oil has caused on local lives. The fact that it is written by a local author, Abdul Rahman Munif, makes it one of the most interesting narratives about this period in the Gulf. Published in Lebanon in , Girls of Riyadh offers a sneak peak into the secret lives of Saudi locals, describing what really goes on in a kingdom where everything from media to internet access are censored. Through this novel, Saudi author Rajaa al-Sanea showcases an alternative view of the city in which she lived for the majority of her life, revealing everything from illicit drinking and women posing as men in order to drive, through to homosexuality and premarital sex. In an autobiographical account, Daring to Drive author Manal al-Sharif writes about the struggle that Saudi women have undertaken in order to be able to drive. Soon, women will be allowed to drive cars, motorcycles, and trucks across Saudi Arabia, but this was not always the case. It was just several months ago that the Crown Prince lifted the ban on women driving in a move that surprised the local as well as the international circuit.

Advanced Search. Foley provides a fascinating portrait of a side of Saudi society that is rarely considered: its creative class. Pushing back against stereotypes, Foley explores the creative production of Saudis, whom we learn are vibrantly engaged in reshaping the social and cultural dynamics of their country A must read for anyone interested in the future of Saudi Arabia. DeLong-Bas, Boston College.

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