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Title Daring to drive : the young Saudi woman who stood up to a kingdom of men / Manal al-Sharif.
Author Sharif, Manal, 1979- author. (1)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, London [England]
Published 2017.
ISBN 9781471164408 (paperback)
1471164403 (paperback)
MARC No ocn971963468
Pages x, 289 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes Manal al-Sharif was born in Mecca the year fundamentalism took hold in Saudi Arabia. As a young girl she would burn her brother's boy band CDs in the oven because music was haram forbidden by Islamic law. By her twenties she was a computer security engineer. But as she became older, the unequal way in which women are treated became too much to bear she was branded a slut for talking to male colleagues at work; her school-age brother had to chaperone her on business trips and, while she kept a car in her garage, she was forbidden from driving down Saudi streets. Her personal rebellion began the day she got behind the wheel of a car an act that ultimately led to her arrest and imprisonment. Manal's Women2Drive campaign inspired other women to take...
Subject Sharif, Manal, 1979- (1)
Women Legal status, laws, etc. Saudi Arabia. (1)
Political activists Saudi Arabia Biography. (1)
Women Saudi Arabia Social conditions. (3)
Women automobile drivers Saudi Arabia Biography. (1)
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Holdings Dargaville Non fiction 920 SHA Overdue

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