Daring to Drive

A Saudi Woman's Awakening
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.28 hours)
Product Number: Z100136454
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508237181
Narrator/s: Lameece Issaq
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A ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support women's right to drive. 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. Writing on the cusp of history, Manal offers a rare glimpse into the lives of women in Saudi Arabia today. Her memoir is a remarkable celebration of resilience in the face of tyranny, the extraordinary power of education and female solidarity, and the difficulties, absurdities, and joys of making your voice heard.

Author(s): Manal al-Sharif
Original Publish Date: Jun 13, 2017

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Author(s): Manal al-Sharif
Product Number EB00688995
Released: Jun 13, 2017
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781476793047

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