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Daring to drive : a Saudi woman's awakening

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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." --

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Livonia Public Library 320.08 SHA (Text)
Hagerty Hall
52140300507960
Checked out
08/18/2017
Ontario Public Library 320.08 SHA (Text)
Adult New Materials
52126300717444
Checked out
08/14/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Sodus Community Library 320.082 SHA (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52148300462623
Checked out
09/06/2017
Wadsworth Library - Geneseo 320.082 SHA (Text)
Adult New Nonfiction
52150300425840
Checked out
09/05/2017
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua B SHARIF (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002744489
Checked out
08/30/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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