name = Rajaa Alsanea
birth_name = Rajaa al-Sanea
birth_date = "Unknown Possible
known_for = Writing
Girls of Riyadh"(in Arabic: Banat al-Riyadh)"
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Rajaa al-Sanea (
Arabic:رجاء الصانع) is a Saudi writer who became famous through her novel " Girls of Riyadh", or "Banat al-Riyadh". The book was first published in Lebanon in 2005 and in English in 2007.
Al-Sanea grew up in
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the daughter of a family of doctors. She currently lives in Chicagowhere she is a dental graduate student. She was twenty-five years old in 2007.
* [http://aawsat.com/english/news.asp?section=3&id=3552 Interviews "The Girls of Riyadh" Author Rajaa Alsanea]
* [http://www.arabnews.com/?page=1§ion=0&article=87886&d=9&m=10&y=2006 Court Rejects Case Against Rajaa Alsanea]
* [http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article2041373.ece "Sex and the Saudi Girl"] feature in
The Times8 July 2007
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