I don't think that, based on this book, I would read another by the same author.
I was a little bit alarmed by the degree of bias about the hijab. I mean, she wrote about it erasing women, stealing their personhood and their rights. I certainly understand that she was writing from her own experience as a Western woman, but it seemed to project a western interpretation of a foreign practice. The whole book did that, really. I think that was both honest and unfair. It made the book interesting, but also disappointing. I mean, one doesn't need to go to the Saudi Kingdom to get a Westerner's take on women's rights in the Middle East.
I loved the chapters about the haj.
It inspired me to find books written by women who are actually from the Saudi Kingdom.
I appreciated the kind of investigatory nature of the book and the "revelation" of the women's world in the Saudi Kingdom.
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