Daring to drive : a Saudi woman's awakening

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New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
9781476793023, 1476793026
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New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
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x, 289 pages ; 24 cm
9781476793023, 1476793026
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This is a memoir about living, loving, dreaming, daring, and driving while female -- in a country where it's dangerous to do all of the above. Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year strict fundamentalism took hold. In her adolescence, she was religious radical, melting her brother's boy band CDs 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 a few women working in a desert compound built to resemble 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 school-age brother chaperoned her on a business trip, and while she kept a car in her garage, she was forbidden from driving on Saudi streets. Manal-al-Sharif has written a memoir about the making of an accidental activist, a story of a young Muslim woman who stood up to a kingdom of men -- and won.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sharif, M. (2017). Daring to drive: a Saudi woman's awakening (First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.). Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sharif, Manal, 1979-. 2017. Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening. Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sharif, Manal, 1979-. Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening Simon & Schuster, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sharif, Manal. Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition., Simon & Schuster, 2017.

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