What the Varchar?
Dawn of Saudi: In Search of Freedom is the second book written by Homa Pourasgari and from the moment I started reading it, I could not put it down! What an amazing story which, although is a fictional story, could very well be the truth.
Synopsis: A mystery about three people whose lives intertwine in a tale that depicts the abuse of human rights under pretext of religion. Dawn Parnell made the mistake of marrying a Saudi; Sahar Al-Hijazi is being forced to marry a man she doesn't love and Jason Crawford has business ties to the Al-Hijazi family. As the lives of these three cross paths, the story takes the reader on a very dangerous journey from Saudi Arabia where women as considered the property of a man, to the United States where women are independent.
It absolutely amazes me that in this day in age, when so many people have died to fight for freedoms of opressed people that we will still have forms of slavery that occur in various parts of the world. I realize my views of equality between men and women come solely on the notion that I was born and raised in the United States and have seen nothing else. However, how a person feels they have the right to consider another human being their property and can do what they wish with them baffels me. Homa Pourasgari really opened my eyes to what many women have to deal with in the Saudi Arabia that, as she says, we hear nothing about here in the US. I realize the story of these women is fictional, but there is nothing that makes me think it has not, if not currently happening to someone. We live in a great land of freedom and it is not until someone points out that others don't have it, do we realize we take it all for granted. AWESOME READ!
Homa Pourasgari resides in Los Angeles, California. She received a degree in Business from Loyola Marymount University, after which she left to live in Paris for one year and attended the University of Sorbonne, focusing on literature. Multilingual, she has been traveling since the age of 5 and has experienced many different cultures. Homa has worked in various industries such as marketing, retail, banking, accounting and fitness but has always returned to her true love-writing.
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**I received a copy of the novel. However, these opinions and views are my own.