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Manal al-Sharif

Manal al-Sharif

“Future generations will marvel at Manal al-Sharif, whose voice is laden with quiet dignity even at its most urgent. 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


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Providing a rare glimpse into the day-to-day life of the typical Saudi woman, Manal tells the remarkable story of how she became the accidental leader of the Women2Drive movement; and brought global attention to her country’s tyrannical male guardianship system and its oppression of women.

Presented in affiliation with community partners the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation and World Affairs Council of New Hampshire.

about the author

Manal al-Sharif is one of the most eminent voices of the Women’s Rights movement in the Middle East. Speaking from her own experiences and fearless attempts to break through taboos, she offers an enlightening look at the current state of women in Saudi society. In 2012, she was awarded the Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent at the Oslo Freedom Forum. TIME has named her one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” and the United Nations Human Rights has hailed her as “A Driving Force for Change”.

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