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The Resource Daring to drive : a Saudi woman's awakening, Manal al-Sharif

Daring to drive : a Saudi woman's awakening, Manal al-Sharif

Label
Daring to drive : a Saudi woman's awakening
Title
Daring to drive
Title remainder
a Saudi woman's awakening
Statement of responsibility
Manal al-Sharif
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is a memoir about living, loving, dreaming, daring, and driving while female--in a country where it's dangerous to do all of the above. Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year strict fundamentalism took hold. In her adolescence, she was religious radical, melting her brother's boy band CDs 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 a few women working in a desert compound built to resemble 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 school-age brother chaperoned her on a business trip, and while she kept a car in her garage, she was forbidden from driving on Saudi streets. Manal-al-Sharif has written a fiercely intimate memoir about the making of an accidental activist, a vivid story of a young Muslim woman who stood up to a kingdom of men--and won. Daring to Drive is a remarkable celebration of resilience in the face of tyranny, the extraordinary power of education and female solidarity, and the difficulties and joys of taking the driver's seat of your own destiny. -- Inside jacket flap
  • A memoir by a Saudi Arabian woman who became the unexpected leader of a movement to support women's rights describes how fundamentalism influenced her radical religious beliefs until her education, a job, and legal contradictions changed her perspectives
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sharif, Manal
Dewey number
320.082/09538
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1730.Z75
LC item number
S47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sharif, Manal
  • Women
  • Women political activists
  • Women automobile drivers
  • Autobiographies
Label
Daring to drive : a Saudi woman's awakening, Manal al-Sharif
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A country of one king and millions of queens -- Cockroaches and prison bars -- Dirty girls -- Mecca under siege -- Behind the veil -- My Barbie is murdered -- The forbidden satellite dish -- Employed and homeless -- Love and the falafel man -- Live free or die -- Driving while female -- In the kingdom of Saudi men -- Abouya and the king -- The rain starts with a single drop
Control code
ocn961009504
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 289 pages
Isbn
9781476793023
Lccn
2016041017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961009504
Label
Daring to drive : a Saudi woman's awakening, Manal al-Sharif
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A country of one king and millions of queens -- Cockroaches and prison bars -- Dirty girls -- Mecca under siege -- Behind the veil -- My Barbie is murdered -- The forbidden satellite dish -- Employed and homeless -- Love and the falafel man -- Live free or die -- Driving while female -- In the kingdom of Saudi men -- Abouya and the king -- The rain starts with a single drop
Control code
ocn961009504
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 289 pages
Isbn
9781476793023
Lccn
2016041017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961009504

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