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Daring to drive : the young saudi woman who stood up to a kingdom of men
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Main Entry - Personal Name
  • al-Sharif, Manal Författare/medförfattare
Title Statement
  • Daring to drive : the young saudi woman who stood up to a kingdom of men
Publication, Distribution, etc. (Imprint)
  • London : Simon & Schuster, 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification Number
  • 320.082/09538
SAB Classification Code
  • 320.082/09538
  • Lz Al-Sharif, Manal
Other Classification Number
  • Lz Al-Sharif, Manal
Physical Description
  • x, 289 sidor
General Note
  • A gripping memoir about a young woman from Saudi Arabia who becomes the accidental leader of a wildly subversive movement to put women behind the steering wheel
Summary, etc
  • Manal al-Sharif was born in Mecca in 1979, the year fundamentalism took hold in the Saudi kingdom. In her adolescence, she was a religious radical, burning her brother's CDs in the oven because music was haram: forbidden by Islamic law. By her twenties, she had become a computer engineer, working in a desert compound that resembled suburban America. That's when the Saudi kingdom's contradictions became too much to bear: she was labelled a slut for chatting with male colleagues, she was forbidden to go on business trips unless chaperoned by her teenage brother and while she kept a car in the garage, she was forbidden from driving down city streets behind the wheel. So she took to the streets in a one-woman protest that gave birth to a movement, Women2Drive. When she openly defied the ban on women driving, she was imprisoned for nine days. A YouTube video featuring Manal brought her international exposure. Daring to Drive offers a rare glimpse, from the inside, of women's lives in modern Saudi Arabia. It is a remarkable exploration of resilience and a celebration of female solidarity.
Subject - Personal Name
  • Sharif, Manal, 1979-
Subject - Topical Term
  • Kvinnor juridik och lagstiftning
  • Politiska aktivister
  • Kvinnliga bilförare
Subject - Geographic Name
  • Saudiarabien
Index Term - Genre/Form
  • Biografi
Subject - SAB Headings
  • Biografi: särskilda personer
ISBN
  • 9781471164392
  • 9781471164408
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THE STORY OF THE WOMAN WHO INSPIRED CHANGE WITH HER CALL FOR GREATER FREEDOMS FOR WOMEN.

FROM THE WINNER OF THE 2018 UN PEACE PRIZE

THE GUARDIAN: 'MANAL AL-SHARIF BECAME A GLOBAL FIGUREHEAD OF A CAUSE THAT DREW THE ATTENTION OF GLOBAL LEADERS WHO URGED THE [SAUDI] KINGDOM TO OVERTURN THE BAN' ON WOMEN DRIVING.

'Future generations will marvel at Manal al-Sharif . Her gripping account of homegrown courage will speak to the fighter in all of us. Books like this one can change the world ' Deborah Feldman, New York Times bestselling author of Unorthodox

' Manal al-Sharif is following in a long tradition of women activists around the world who have put themselves on the line to expose and challenge discriminatory laws and policies' Malcolm Smart, Amnesty International News

Manal al-Sharif was born in Mecca the year fundamentalism took hold in Saudi Arabia. As a young girl she would burn her brother's boy band CDs in the oven because music was haram : forbidden by Islamic law.

By her twenties she was a computer security engineer. But as she became older, the unequal way in which women are treated became too much to bear: she was branded a slut for talking to male colleagues at work; her school-age brother had to chaperone her on business trips and, while she kept a car in her garage, she was forbidden from driving down Saudi streets.

Her personal rebellion began the day she got behind the wheel of a car: an act that ultimately led to her arrest and imprisonment. Manal's Women2Drive campaign inspired other women to take action. Manal has been lauded by the Oslo Freedom Forum , described by Time Magazine as one of the most 100 most influential people in the world , and she was awarded the Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent.

Daring to Drive is an account of Manal al-Sharif's fight for equality in an unequal society. A visceral coming-of-age tale, it is also a celebration of resilience, the power of education and the strength of female solidarity in the face of hardship.

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