Saudi Arabia: Book Review – A Kingdom’s Future: Saudi Arabia Through the Eyes of its Twentysomethings

a kingdoms future

I have always been an admirer of Pulitzer prize winner, Caryle Murphy, and of her respective articles and books.  I have the personal pleasure of knowing Caryle when our paths initially crossed in Riyadh back in 2008.  She spent significant time between the Kingdom and the United States from 2008 to 2012 and her new book portrays the realities of the mindset of Saudi’s youth.

Caryle has recently written a new book, “A Kingdom’s Future: Saudi Arabia Through the Eyes of its Twentysomethings.”  This book is both an insightful and candid read.  Caryle, known for her direct interview and writing style has chapters in the book which address education, politics, religion as well as Women: Rights and Romance and a chapter focused on Students Abroad.  The book is composed from many interviews with Saudi’s male and female youth.

I came away from this book with a further validation that Saudi Arabia, through its youth, is in an era which will see significant change within the Kingdom.   For after all, aren’t the youth the future?


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