Jean Sasson Message Board
Ute posts on 1/11/2010 12:28:39 PM
on behalf of Jean Sasson I wish you a happy new year.
She tried to post a message, but it didn't work.
Anna and I tried to post it - but no chance. something is wrong with this website.
mariette moore. posts on 12/30/2009 12:22:53 AM
I have just finished reading your book.. Love in a Torn Land.
A very enlightening book,in your epilogue you finish by letting us know what happened to Joanna's family... that is all but one... what happened to Joanna's sister Muna?
Thank you for a very interesting read.
Anonymous posts on 11/8/2009 6:45:07 AM
r u serious, do u hear urself, I get that u have muslim friends,and so do I, but u r defending a man that has caused pain and much strief on this country that b4 his attack supported him, how do you sleep at nite knowing that you defend a man that wants you and all of us dead because of our beliefs that he doesn't believe in, do you hear urself??????????
Amber posts on 9/7/2009 8:42:10 AM
I applaud your attempt at uncovering the hardships of women in other countries. However, after reading your first novel Princess from the trilogy, I noticed that your inclusion of Quranic versus included at the end was misguided. One must thread carefully when attempting to extract portions of a holy book to readers. It appears your usage of the versus of the Quran have been used out of context to support your work. My fear is that readers may walk away with an extremely biased view of the Quran's teaching, which when read in its entirety will show evidence that Islam gave women rights even BEFORE us 21st century women had enjoyed. If extremists can quote out of context then it is just as easy for others to do the same. Out of respect for a beautiful and often misunderstood religion, please take the time to read the Quran in its entirety before referencing it in your books.
Lynn posts on 8/9/2009 9:39:51 PM
Assalamu Alaikum (peace be upon you),
I bought one of your "Princess" books, it was the updated one about the Saudi princess. My husband (being Arab and traveling to Saudi Arabia and also has friends there) says that the book seems a little far fetched. There was this one part in particular (page 49) where you were talking about that Sultana's brother Ali had gotten his first Rolex watch at the age of ten. She said that she was distressed because she had asked her father for a thick gold bracelet from the "souq" (market-place).
My husband told me that people from back in the days never used that word "Souq" when wanting to buy Jewelery.
I mean no disrespect towards you as a writer but I was just wondering if this book is as accurate as it claims to be. Because I am very interested in Muslimah's worldwide, but I also know that sometimes writers like to over do it a little bit to try and sell their books.
Again I swear I mean no disrespect. I just want whatever I am reading to be truthful and honest. I don't like reading books that are believed to be truth and then I find out later that most of it is not. Please respond to this. I would really like your thoughts about this.
Thank you so much for your time.
Anna posts on 8/5/2009 8:47:40 PM
Jean, I heard your new book is about to come out. Can you tell us what it is all about now? Thank you, Anna
Patti posts on 7/21/2009 3:30:08 PM
I also just finished Mayada. Truly an amazing and sometimes difficult read. Difficult because it is so hard to believe that such cruelty exists in this world. Thanks Jean Sasson for your vivid storytelling. Do we know what happened to Samara? I have a very bad feeling about her outcome.
Katey posts on 7/14/2009 10:37:20 AM
I just want to say thankyou to Jean Sasson for opening my eyes to the pain that middle eastern women have to go through everyday, if it weren't for these amazing books i wouldn't undestand the depth of these womens pain, and these books have given me the dream to one day be able to fight against these men for womens rights. Thankyou again.
Michael posts on 7/5/2009 1:04:29 PM
Just finished reading Mayada. Like Jean's other books, she gives us an insight into worlds and cultures that exist outside most Americans level of comprehension. This is said not in a demeaning way, but to illustrate that our views and opinions are developed on what we know and who we meet. Since many Americans never leave our country, these insights can only be achieved through the works of authors like Jean Sasson. Since Mayada was released in 2003, I wonder now that Saddam's regime has been replaced if Mayada has been contacted by Samara or any other shadow women?
Mary Zenith Ang Merino posts on 4/14/2009 5:13:38 PM
I finished 3 books of ms. jean sasson.
I really felt the thrill, love & sympathy of all the characters. Among the 3, I am most thrilled in reading love in a torn land. super dooper nice. I realized the beauty in Baghdad esp in Kurd region. I imagined the scenic views...how they ran to survive... Ms. Sasson wrote the book from the heart and mind. It gave lessons and knowledge to all readers.
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