Daring to drive : a Saudi woman's awakening

by Sharif, Manal, 1979-

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 11 copies
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Brentwood Library Nonfiction 320.082 Sharif
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CLP - Downtown First Floor - Non-Fiction Collection HQ1730.Z75 S47 2017
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HQ1730.Z75 S47 2017
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Non-Fiction Collection HQ1730.Z75 S47 2017
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Non Fiction 320.082 Shar
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg People & Places PP MEM SHA
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Biography 92 SHA
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Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 320.082 SHARIF
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Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 92 SHARIF
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Sewickley Public Library Biography B SHARIF 2017
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Shaler North Hills Library Biography 92 SHARIF
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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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In 2011, Manal Al-Sharif was arrested and jailed for driving a car in Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Her imprisonment attracted international attention to the country's restrictions on women. Manal's memoir chronicles her evolution from a fiercely religious young woman into a champion of women's rights and the face of the Women2Drive movement. Though there is no legal statute barring women from driving, Saudi culture enforces strict customs that force women to rely on hired drivers and male relatives to get around. Without reliable transportation, many women are unable to work, run basic errands, or even seek medical attention in emergencies. After her arrest, Manal was slandered in the national press, received death threats, and was denounced by religious leaders. In addition to her driving, Manal's experiences as a young woman highlight the many other barriers for women, such as the requirement to have a male guardian's permission for most decisions. Her memoir is an intimate look at life for women growing up in Saudi Arabia and the challenges of seeking major social change.--Chanoux, Laura Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Sharif, Manal, -- 1979-
Women -- Saudi Arabia -- Biography.
Women political activists -- Biography.
Women automobile drivers -- Saudi Arabia -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster,2017
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Language English
Description x, 289 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781476793023
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