Dave RyanGuestNovember 8, 2020 at 6:19 amPost count: 4648
Daring to Drive
A Saudi Woman’s Awakening
by Manal Al-Sharif
- ISBN: 9781476793023 (1476793026)
- Awards: Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Memoir & Autobiography (2017)
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Language: english
- Author: Manal Al-Sharif
- Release date: June 13, 2017
- Genres: memoir, feminism, biography, religion, politics, autobiography, womens
- Format: hardcover, 289 pages
About The Book
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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