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Book Review: In the Land of Invisible Women

In Book Reviews, Reading, Religion on February 15, 2009 at 10:16 am

A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor’s Journey in the Saudi Kingdom by Qanta A. Ahmed

My review


rating: 4 of 5 stars
A fascinating look at Saudi Arabia and its brand of Islam. The author was born a Muslim but never lived in a Muslim country until she took a job as a doctor in Saudi Arabia. To say that she experiences culture shock is an understatement. But she also finds herself as a Muslim. I thought this was this was a very evenhanded, realistic account of what it was like to be a woman in a legalistic Islamic society.

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