Coverart for item
The Resource Girls of Riyadh

Girls of Riyadh

Label
Girls of Riyadh
Title
Girls of Riyadh
Creator
Subject
Summary
GIRLS OF RIYADH was released in Lebanon in Arabic in 2005. The novel, about women from Saudi Arabia's upper classes, immediately became a sensation all over the Arab world. Scholars and critics throughout the Arab world hailed the book as a breakthrough in Arabic literature, some going so far as to label it "the first modern Arab novel."In this bold debut, Rajaa Alsanea reveals the social, romantic, and sexual tribulations of four young women from the elite classes of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Every week after Friday prayers, an anonymous female narrator sends e-mails to the subscribers of her online list-serv. In fifty such e-mails, spanning more than a year, the Scheherazade-like narrator unfolds little by little the comic-tragic reality of a small group of girlfriends–Gamrah, Michelle, Sadeem, and Lamees–as they negotiate their love lives, their professional successes, and their rebellions, large and small, against their cultural traditions.Riyadh is the larger setting of the novel, but the characters travel all over the globe shedding traditional garb as they literally and figuratively cross over into Western society. These women understand the Western worldview and experiment with reconciling pieces of it with their own. This groundbreaking novel opens up the hidden world of the Saudi woman to the rest of us–now, for the first time, we are able to understand their conflicts, struggles, and frustrations; their hopes, beliefs, and dreams
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
  • Alsanea, Rajaa Abdullah
  • Reading, Kate
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Label
Girls of Riyadh
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:476b4060-fc07-498b-9baf-cd085c3fa092
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781415941164
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Girls of Riyadh
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:476b4060-fc07-498b-9baf-cd085c3fa092
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781415941164
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

    • Independence Public LibraryBorrow it
      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
Processing Feedback ...