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Rebel : my escape from Saudi Arabia to freedom /

Rebel : my escape from Saudi Arabia to freedom /
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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Reserve
R2617048 B MOHA
Adult Non Fiction   Bega . Available .  
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ISBN 9781760984984
Shelf Location B MOHA
Author Mohammed, Rahaf, author
Title Rebel : my escape from Saudi Arabia to freedom / Rahaf Mohammed as told to Sally Armstrong.
Production/Publication data Sydney, New South Wales : Macmillan, Pan Macmillan Australia, 2022.
Physical Description 241 pages ; 24 cm.
Carrier Type volume
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Note "In January 2019, then 18-year-old Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed escaped from her family while holidaying in Kuwait. She was fleeing systematic abuse of her human rights as a woman growing up in Saudi Arabia and, specifically, her family's threats to kill her because she desired the freedoms Western women take for granted. She boarded a plane bound for Bangkok, en route to Australia where she intended to seek asylum. But on her arrival the Thai authorities, acting on the instructions of Saudi officials, detained Rahaf with the aim of returning her to her family. Knowing this would mean her death, Rahaf barricaded herself in an airport hotel room and appealed for help through social media, creating a Twitter storm and capturing the attention of government leaders, human rights advocates and media around the world. Rahaf was eventually taken under the protection of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and granted refugee status. When Australian authorities failed to respond with the urgency the situation required, she was granted asylum in Canada. Seven days after her ordeal began, she arrived in Toronto to begin a new life. Rebel is a passionate story by a woman who refused to allow a system to define who she was and what she could be. It shines a light on the rampant and dangerous inequalities that persist in Saudi society, and inspires women everywhere to dream of a better future for themselves, and their daughters." -- Back cover.
Subject added entry -- Personal Name Mohammed, Rahaf
Subject Autobiographies
Muslim women -- Economic conditions --
Social conditions
Women -- Social conditions --
Women's rights
Muslim women -- Refugees -- Canada -- Biography
Women -- Saudi Arabia -- Social conditions --
Women's rights -- Saudi Arabia
Sex discrimination against women -- Saudi Arabia
Muslim women -- Saudi Arabia
-- Economic conditions. --
Subject (Geographic) Canada
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia -- Social conditions --
Genre Autobiographies
Added Entry -- Personal Name Armstrong, Sally, author.
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