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In the Land of Invisible Women

Author(s): Qanta Ahmed

Location(s): Saudi Arabia

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Modern



Unexpectedly denied a visa to remain in the United States, Qanta Ahmed, a young British Muslim doctor, becomes an outcast in motion. On a whim, she accepts an exciting position in Saudi Arabia. This is not just a new job; this is a chance at adventure in an exotic land she thinks she understands, a place she hopes she will belong.

What she discovers is vastly different. The Kingdom is a world apart, a land of unparralled contrast. She finds rejection and scorn in the places she believed would most embrace her, but also humor, honesty, loyalty and love.

And for Qanta, more than anything, it is a land of opportunity. A place where she discovers what it takes for one woman to recreate herself in the land of invisible women.

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A really interesting account of what it is like to be a woman in Saudi. here are so many constraints, yet she creatively tackles her situation… It is a long book full of detail...

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