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Woman at Point Zero

Woman at Point Zero

  • Author: Nawal El Saadawi
  • Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1783607424
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 160
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'An unforgettable, unmissable book for the new global feminist.' The Times 'All the men I did get to know filled me with but one desire: to lift my hand and bring it smashing down on his face.' So begins Firdaus's remarkable story of rebellion against a society founded on lies, hypocrisy, brutality and oppression. Born to a peasant family in the Egyptian countryside, Firdaus struggles through childhood, seeking compassion and knowledge in a world which gives her little of either. As she grows up and escapes the fetters of her childhood, each new relationship teaches her a bitter but liberating truth – that the only free people are those who want nothing, fear nothing and hope for nothing. This classic novel has been an inspiration to countless people across the world. Saadawi's searing indictment of society's brutal treatment of women continues to resonate today.

Woman at Point Zero

Woman at Point Zero

Second Edition

  • Author: Nawal El Saadawi
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • ISBN: 9781842778739
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 114
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As Firdaus sits in a grimy prison cell awaiting the relief that death will bring, she looks back at her life and what brought her to this point, from childhood cruelty to being forced into a marriage she did not want.

中國小說史

中國小說史

  • Author: Nawāl Saʻdāwī
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • ISBN: 9780862321109
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 106
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"All the men I did get to know, every single man of them, has filled me with but one desire: to lift my hand and bring it smashing down on his face. But because I am a woman I have never had the courage to lift my hand. And because I am a prostitute, I hid my fear under layers of make-up." --Excerpt

Woman at Point Zero by Nawal el-Saadawi | Summary & Study Guide

Woman at Point Zero by Nawal el-Saadawi | Summary & Study Guide

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A Daughter of Isis

A Daughter of Isis

The Early Life of Nawal El Saadawi

  • Author: Nawal El Saadawi
  • Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1848136404
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 368
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'Against the white sand, the contours of my father's body were well defined, emphasized its existence in a world where everything was liquid, where the blue of the sea melted into the blue of the sky with nothing between. This independent existence was to become the outer world, the world of my father, of land, country, religion, language, moral codes. It was to become the world around me. A world made of male bodies in which my female body lived.' Nawal El Saadawi has been pilloried, censored, imprisoned and exiled for her refusal to accept the oppressions imposed on women by gender and class. For her, writing and action have been inseperable and this is reflected in some of the most evocative and disturbing novels ever written about Arab women. Born in a small Egyptian village in 1931, she eluded the grasp of suitors before whom her family displayed her when she was still ten years old and went on to qualify as a medical doctor. In 1969, she published her first work of non-fiction, Women and Sex; in 1972, she was dismissed from her profession because of her political activism. From then on there was no respite: imprisonment under Sadat in 1981 was the culmination of the long struggle she had waged for Egyptian women's social and intellectual freedom; in 1992, her name appeared on a death list issued by a fundamentalist group after which she went into exile for five years. Since then, she has devoted her time to writing novels and essays and to her activities as a worldwide speaker on women’s issues. A Daughter of Isis is the autobiography of this extraordinary woman. In it she paints a sensuously textured portrait of the childhood that produced the freedom fighter. We see how she moulded her own creative power into a weapon - how, from an early age, the use of words became an act of rebellion against injustice.

The Novel

The Novel

  • Author: Nawāl Saʻdāwī,Umnīyah Amīn
  • Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781566567329
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 236
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"The novel caused tremendous outrage." So begins Nawal El Saadawi's tenth novel. And indeed, when the famous Egyptian psychiatrist and writer released The Novel in 2005, it was banned all over the Arab world. But the novel inside The Novel is by a young woman - a woman who is only 23 years old, who has "no family, no university degree, no national identity card," whose name does not appear on this "lists of prominent women writers." A woman, that is, whose biography is as unlike Saadawi's own as possible, as if she has stripped herself of all the effects of her own worldly existence to explore something earlier, more elemental, than the political work for which she is so well known. In following the life of this young, unnamed, woman writer as it intersects with those of a famous writer named Rostum, his wife Carmen, and a poet called Miriam, El Saadawi gives us a deeply felt exploration of the nature of identity, of fame, of writing, and of freedom.

Woman at Point Zero

Woman at Point Zero

And The Circling Song

  • Author: Nawāl Saʻdāwī
  • Publisher: Zubaan
  • ISBN: 9788185107615
  • Category: Egypt
  • Page: 198
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Zeina

Zeina

  • Author: Nawal El Saadawi
  • Publisher: Saqi
  • ISBN: 0863564496
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 251
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Bodour, a distinguished literary critic, carries with her a dark secret. As a young university student, she fell in love with a political activist and gave birth to an illegitimate daughter, Zeina, whom she abandoned on the streets of Cairo. Zeina grows up to become one of Egypt's most beloved entertainers, despite being deprived of a family name and a home. Bodour in turn remains trapped in a loveless marriage, pining for her daughter and lost love. In an attempt to find solace, she writes a fictionalised account of her life, which then mysteriously gets stolen. Set against the backdrop of revolution in Cairo, Zeina is a tale about regret, loss and the courage it takes for a mother to face up to the mistakes of her past. 'Read this novel to grasp the bravery of El Saadawi's activism in Egypt or to learn more about her country than we saw on our TV screens this spring...' Guardian 'An uncompromising attack on patriarchy, power and hypocrisy in modern-day Egypt' The Times 'More than any other woman, El Saadawi has come to embody the trials of Arab feminism.' San Francisco Chronicle 'Nawal El Saadawi is a formidable force in the international world of literature.' Philip Womack, New Humanist 'El Saadawi writes with directness and passion.' New York Times 'A poignant and brave writer' Marie Claire

The Hidden Face of Eve

The Hidden Face of Eve

Women in the Arab World, Second Edition

  • Author: Nawal El Saadawi
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • ISBN: 9781842778753
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 325
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This powerful account of the oppression of women in the Muslim world remains as shocking today as when it was first published, more than a quarter of a century ago. Nawal El Saadawi writes out of a powerful sense of the violence and injustice which permeated her society. Her experiences working as a doctor in villages around Egypt, witnessing prostitution, honour killings and sexual abuse, including female circumcision, drove her to give voice to this suffering. She goes on explore the causes of the situation through a discussion of the historical role of Arab women in religion and literature. Saadawi argues that the veil, polygamy and legal inequality are incompatible with the essence of Islam or any human faith. This edition, complete with a new foreword, lays claim to The Hidden Face of Eve's status as a classic of modern Arab writing.

Memoirs of a Woman Doctor

Memoirs of a Woman Doctor

  • Author: Nawal El Saadawi
  • Publisher: Saqi
  • ISBN: 0863567231
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 104
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Rebelling against the constraints of family and society, a young Egyptian woman decides to study medicine, becoming the only woman in a class of men. Her encounters with the other students - as well as with male and female corpses in the autopsy room - intensify her search for identity. She realises that men are not gods, as her mother had taught her, that science cannot explain everything, and that she cannot be satisfied by living a life purely of the mind. After a brief and unhappy marriage, she throws herself into her work, becoming a successful and wealthy doctor. But at the same time, she becomes more aware of the injustice and hypocrisy in society. She comes to find fulfilment, not in isolation, but through her relationship with others. This novel will enhance Nawal El Saadawi's international reputation as a writer of power and compassion, deeply committed to the rights of Arab women.

Revolution at Point Zero

Revolution at Point Zero

Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle

  • Author: Silvia Federici
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • ISBN: 1604863331
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 188
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Collects 35 years of essays on feminism, as well as critiques of capitalism, in a book that looks at elder care, labor, sex and reproduction and more. Original.

Memoirs from the Women's Prison

Memoirs from the Women's Prison

  • Author: Nawāl Saʻdāwī
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520088887
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 204
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Provides an account of the author's twenty-two day term in a women's prison in Egypt, where she was held on charges of attacking the ruling system, and where she stayed until President Sadat was assassinated

God Dies by the Nile

God Dies by the Nile

Second Edition

  • Author: Nawal El Saadawi
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • ISBN: 9781842778777
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 175
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This translation originally published: 1985.

The Nawal El Saadawi Reader

The Nawal El Saadawi Reader

  • Author: Nawāl Saʻdāwī
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781856495141
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 292
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Essays discuss the social role of women in Arab countries

God's Bits of Wood

God's Bits of Wood

  • Author: Ousmane Sembène
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • ISBN: 9780435909598
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 248
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In 1947-48 the workers on the Dakar-Niger railway staged a strike. In this vivid, timeless novel, Sembene Ousmane envinces the color, passion, and tragedy of those formative years in the history of West Africa.

Pentecostal Republic

Pentecostal Republic

Religion and the Struggle for State Power in Nigeria

  • Author: Ebenezer Obadare
  • Publisher: African Arguments
  • ISBN: 9781786992383
  • Category:
  • Page: 252
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Throughout its history, Nigeria has been plagued by religious divisions. Tensions have only intensified since the restoration of democracy in 1999, with the divide between Christian south and Muslim north playing a central role in the country's electoral politics, as well as manifesting itself in the religious warfare waged by Boko Haram. Through the lens of Christian-Muslim struggles for supremacy, Ebanezere Obadare charts the turbulent course of democracy in the Nigerian Fourth Republic, exploring the key role religion has played in ordering society. He argues the rise of Pentecostalism is a force focused on appropriating state power, transforming the dynamics of the country and acting to demobilize civil society, further providing a trigger for Muslim revivalism. Covering events of recent decades to the election of Buhari, Pentecostal Republic shows that religio-political contestations have become integral to Nigeria's democratic process, and are fundamental to understanding its future.

Walking Through Fire

Walking Through Fire

A Life of Nawal El Saadawi

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • ISBN: 9781842770771
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 251
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Famous for her novels, short stories and writings on women, Saadawi is known as the first Arab woman to write about sex and its relation to economics and politics. Imprisoned under Sadat for her opinions, she has continued to fight against all forms of discrimination based on class, gender, nation, race or religion. In In a Daughter of Isis, she painted a portrait of the childhood that moulded her into a novelist and fighter for freedom and the rights of women. This autobiography takes up the story of her extraordinary life.

Woman Against Her Sex

Woman Against Her Sex

A Critique of Nawal El-Saadawi with a Reply by Nawal El-Saadawi

  • Author: Jūrj Ṭarābīshī,Nawāl Saʻdāwī
  • Publisher: Al Saqi
  • ISBN: 9780863561436
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 232
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This is a provocative critique of the work of the Egyptian feminist Nawal el-Saadawi. Tarabishi argues that the heroines of her novels, far from being shining examples obliterated womanhood, have unconsciously absorbed a male ideology that actually works against the interests of women. Their revolt is not, he claims, the result of their oppression by men, but of their connivance with their oppressor and their acceptance of his view of the world. Saadawi's heroines are accused of elitism. These doctors, lawyers and medical students, shunning the world of ordinary women, show a distinct lack of solidarity with their sex. They are not, as they claim, fighting a society which oppresses them, but, in reacting against the very fact of being women, are struggling against nature. Tarabishi proclaims that he is defending feminism against its false friends. In a spirited reply, Saadawi counters that his critique is based on a rigid and outmoded Freudian analysis.

The Innocence of the Devil

The Innocence of the Devil

  • Author: Nawal El Saadawi,Sherif Hetata,Fedwa Malti-Douglas
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520216525
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 233
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Nawal El Saadawi's books are known for their powerful denunciation of patriarchy in its many forms: social, political, and religious. Set in an insane asylum, The Innocence of the Devil is a complex and chilling novel that recasts the relationships of God and Satan, of good and evil. Intertwining the lives of two young women as they discover their sexual and emotional powers, Saadawi weaves a dreamlike narrative that reveals how the patriarchal structures of Christianity and Islam are strikingly similar: physical violation of women is not simply a social or political phenomenon, it is a religious one as well. While more measured in tone than Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses, Saadawi's novel is similar in its linguistic, literary, and philosophical richness. Evoking a world of pain and survival that may be unfamiliar to many readers, it speaks in a universal voice that reaches across cultures and is the author's most potent weapon.

Two Women in One

Two Women in One

  • Author: Nawal El Saadawi
  • Publisher: Saqi
  • ISBN: 0863567282
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 124
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Bahiah Shaheen, an eighteen-year-old medical student and daughter of a prominent Egyptian public official, finds the male students in her class coarse and alien. Her father, too, seems to belong to a race apart. Frustrated by her hard-working, well-behaved, middle-class public persona, her meeting with a stranger at a gallery one day proves to be the beginning of her road to self-discovery and the start of her realisation that fulfilment in life is indeed possible. Two Women in One is the story of countless women in the Third World, and speaks of their quest for emancipation and dignity. 'An intensely told story ... A valuable opportunity to understand more clearly the currents of thought regarding women in a culture vastly different from the West.' Christian Science Monitor 'These two women live, to some extent, in every thinking woman.' The New York Times