The latest book in the incredibly popular PRINCESS series. Stepping Out of the Shadows will focus on equal opportunities for women in the middle east - and how, despite recent reforms, Saudi women still suffer horrific physical and psychological abuse.
Jean Sasson grew up in a small town in America's deep south before moving to the Middle East in 1978 to work at a prestigious royal hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In 1985, she met Princess Sultana, who inspired the widely acclaimed Princess Trilogy. Jean later worked as freelance writer in Lebanon and Kuwait, conducting interviews with Kuwaitis who survived the first Gulf war, as well as high ranking Kuwaiti officials before, during and after the War. Her affection for the Middle East has been the motivation for a number of her books and Jean has spent her career sharing the personal stories of many courageous women. Princess- Stepping Out Of The Shadows is the latest book in the bestselling Princess series.
"`Impressive... Jean Sasson's series deals with the huge challenges faced by Middle Eastern women, their fight against discrimination, lack of respect, as well as legalized violence - all true events seen from the eyes of a rebel Saudi princess.'" -- Marlene Mizzi, Member of the European Parliament