To those who love to read:
Here are some books that relates to the Middle East. Not only we have non-fiction books, fiction books are avaliable to read, too!
Some non-fiction books:
Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody
This book is about a woman with her husband and 4 years old daughter, Mahtob, visiting his family in Iran from the USA. However as they returned to America, Betty (the woman)’s husband, ‘Moody’ changed. In Iran, women were treated badly and Betty became treated the same.
Betty began to try to escape…but not without her daughter.
Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia by Jean P. Sasson
This book is about how a princess was treated like other women in Saudi Arabia even though she was from the Royal Family. Princess Sultana lived as if she was in a cage. She was only needed just to have children.
(This book may contain cruelties to women at that time.)
Some fiction books:
Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples
Shabanu is an award-wining book and it’s about a girl whose marriage was already arranged by her father. She agreed just because it was her duty for the family. However, the encounter with another family had changed the marriage plans for her older sister and it was Shabanu who had to sacrifice herself and her dreams.
Haveli by Suzanne Fisher Staples
The sequel to Shabanu, this book is about after the girl had give birth to a daughter. Shabanu’s husband’s other wives are jealous of her and Shabanu was in a dangerous situation. She fled to haveli, but she was facing more dangers. A single girl on her own and only a friend there.
P.S. We hope you enjoy these books!