The Resource Inside the kingdom : my life in Saudi Arabia, Carmen Bin Ladin

Inside the kingdom : my life in Saudi Arabia, Carmen Bin Ladin

Label
Inside the kingdom : my life in Saudi Arabia
Title
Inside the kingdom
Title remainder
my life in Saudi Arabia
Statement of responsibility
Carmen Bin Ladin
Title variation
  • My life in Saudi Arabia
  • Veiled kingdom
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"On September 11, 2001, Carmen Bin Ladin heard the news that the Twin Towers had been struck. She instinctively knew that her brother-in-law was involved in these horrifying acts of terrorism, and her heart went out to America. She also knew that her life and the lives of her daughters would never be the same again." "In 1974 Carmen, half-Swiss and half-Persian, married into the Bin Laden family. She was young and in love, an independent European woman about to join a complex clan and a culture she neither knew nor understood. In Saudi Arabia, she was forbidden to leave her home without the head-to-toe black abaya that completely covered her. Her face could never be seen by a man outside the family. And according to Saudi law, her husband could divorce her at will, without any kind of court procedure, and take her children away from her forever." "Carmen was an outsider among the Bin Laden wives, their closets full of haute couture dresses, their rights so restricted that they could not go outside their homes - not even to cross the street - without a chaperone. The author takes us inside the hearts and minds of these women - always at the mercy of the husbands who totally control their lives, and always convinced that their religion and culture are superior to any other. As Carmen tells of her struggle to save her marriage and raise her daughters to be freethinking young women, she also describes this family's ties to the Saudi royal family and introduces us to the ever loyal Bin Laden brothers, including one particular brother-in-law she was to encounter - Osama." "In 1988, in Switzerland, Carmen Bin Ladin separated from her husband and began one of her toughest battles: to gain the custody of her three daughters. Now, with her memoir, she dares to pull off the veils that conceal one of the most powerful, secretive, and repressive countries in the world - and the Bin Ladin family's role within it."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.42
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Inside the kingdom : my life in Saudi Arabia, Carmen Bin Ladin
Label
Inside the kingdom : my life in Saudi Arabia, Carmen Bin Ladin
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0417/2004009469.html
Publication
Note
Also published as: The veiled kingdom. Great Britain, Virago, 2004
Related Contributor
Related Location
Related Agents
Related Authorities
Related Subjects
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Nine Eleven -- A secret garden -- Falling in love -- My Saudi wedding -- America -- Life with the Bin Ladens -- The patriarch -- Life as an alien -- Two mothers, two babies -- My own chief inmate -- The brothers -- 1979 -- Yeslam -- Little girls -- A Saudi couple -- Sisters in Islam -- Princes and princesses -- Leaving Saudi Arabia
  • Nine Eleven -- A secret garden -- Falling in love -- My Saudi wedding -- America -- Life with the Bin Ladens -- The patriarch -- Life as an alien -- Two mothers, two babies -- My own chief inmate -- The brothers -- 1979 -- Yeslam -- Little girls -- A Saudi couple -- Sisters in Islam -- Princes and princesses -- Leaving Saudi Arabia. -"On September 11, 2001, Carmen Bin Ladin heard the news that the Twin Towers had been struck. She instinctively knew that her brother-in-law was involved in these horrifying acts of terrorism, and her heart went out to America. She also knew that her life and the lives of her daughters would never be the same again." "In 1974 Carmen, half-Swiss and half-Persian, married into the Bin Laden family. She was young and in love, an independent European woman about to join a complex clan and a culture she neither knew nor understood. In Saudi Arabia, she was forbidden to leave her home without the head-to-toe black abaya that completely covered her. Her face could never be seen by a man outside the family. And according to Saudi law, her husband could divorce her at will, without any kind of court procedure, and take her children away from her forever." "Carmen was an outsider among the Bin Laden wives, their closets full of haute couture dresses, their rights so restricted that they could not go outside their homes - not even to cross the street - without a chaperone. The author takes us inside the hearts and minds of these women - always at the mercy of the husbands who totally control their lives, and always convinced that their religion and culture are superior to any other. As Carmen tells of her struggle to save her marriage and raise her daughters to be freethinking young women, she also describes this family's ties to the Saudi royal family and introduces us to the ever loyal Bin Laden brothers, including one particular brother-in-law she was to encounter - Osama." "In 1988, in Switzerland, Carmen Bin Ladin separated from her husband and began one of her toughest battles: to gain the custody of her three daughters. Now, with her memoir, she dares to pull off the veils that conceal one of the most powerful, secretive, and repressive countries in the world - and the Bin Ladin family's role within it."--BOOK JACKET
Control code
8424996
http://library.link/vocab/cover_art
https://secure.syndetics.com/index.aspx?type=xw12&client=nlonzsd&isbn=9781844081028&upc=&oclc=%28Sirsi%29%20PALM65149/LC.JPG
Dimensions
24 cm.
http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
{'TR_DVK': 'https://ent.kotui.org.nz/client/en_AU/tararua/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:824157/ada', 'ELMATURNER': 'https://ent.kotui.org.nz/client/en_AU/nelson/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:824157/ada'}
Edition
First Warner Books edition
Extent
x, 206 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781844081028
Lccn
2004009469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) PALM65149
  • (BNAtoc) 2004009469

Library Locations

    • Elma Turner Library - Nelson CityBorrow it
      27 Halifax St, Nelson, 7010, NZ
      -41.2705747 173.2831312

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...