Daring to Drive: A gripping account of one woman's home-grown courage that will speak to the fighter in all of us
Manal Al-Sharif (Author)
DescriptionTHE 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 Vaclav 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.
Simon & Schuster Ltd
14 June 2018
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