Sunday, November 30, 2008

In The Land of Invisible Women by Qanta A. Ahmed, MD

Genre: Memoir

This is the true story of a female Muslim doctor’s travels from the United States to Saudi Arabia. Due to some Visa problems, Dr. Ahmed must relocate to Saudi Arabia where she works at a hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Immediately she’s hit with culture shock.

Dr. Ahmed paints a vivid picture of the differences between the West and the Middle East. Readers live through her struggles and learn how she adjusts to a completely different lifestyle then she was used to.

The doctor takes us all on an unforgettable journey, showing us what it’s like to be a woman in another land and not treated as an equal. This book is well-written and fast-paced. I wasn’t sure it would be something I’d like, but once I got started, the pages flew by and I found myself feeling the pains Dr. Ahmed went through. It’s an interesting book that will grab your attention from beginning to end.


  1. I know I can't be included in the giveaway(living in U.K.)but this sounds a fascinating book, will check it out.


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