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The Nawal El Saadawi Reader free pdf A collection of the non-fiction writing of Nawal el Saadawi, since the publication of her book "The Hidden Face of Eve". She explores a host of topics which include: women's oppression at the hands of recent interpretations of Islam- the role of women in African literature- sexual politics of development initiatives- tourism in a "post-colonial" age- the nature of cultural identity- the subversive potential of creativity- the fight against female genital mutilation- and problems facing the internationalization of the women's movement. Throughout her writing, she aims to shed light on the power of women in resistance - against poverty, racism, fundamentalism, and inequality of all kinds.

About Nawal El-Saadawi

Egyptian novelist, doctor and militant writer on Arab women's problems and their struggle for liberation, Nawal el Saadawi was born in the village of Kafr Tahla. Refusing to accept the limitations imposed by both religious and colonial oppression on most women of rural origin, she qualified as a doctor in 1955 and rose to become Egypt's Director of Public Health. Since she began to write over 30 years ago, her books have concentrated on women. In 1972, her first work of non fiction, "Women and Sex," evoked the antagonism of highly placed political and theological authorities, and the Ministry of Health was pressurised into dismissing her. Under similar pressures she lost her post as Chief Editor of a health journal and as Assistant General Secretary in the Medical Association in Egypt. From 1973 to 1976 she worked on researching women and neurosis in the Ain Shams University's Faculty of Medicine- and from 1979 to 1980 she was the United Nations Advisor for the Women's Programme in Africa (ECA) and Middle East (ECWA). Later in 1980, as a culmination of the long war she had fought for Egyptian women's social and intellectual freedom, an activity that had closed all avenues of official jobs to her, she was imprisoned under the Sadat regime. She has since founded the Arab Women's Solidarity Association and devoted her time to being a writer, journalist and worldwide speaker on women's issues. With the publication by Zed Books in 1980 of "The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab World," English language readers were first introduced to the work of this major writer. Zed Books has also published four of her previous novels, "Woman at Point Zero" (1983), "God Dies by the Nile" (1985), "The Circling Song" (1989) and "Searching" (1991) as well as a collection of her non-fiction writings "The Nawal El Saadawi Reader" (1997). She has received three literary awards.

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Author : Nawal El-Saadawi
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd
Data Published : 01 September 1997
ISBN : 1856495140
EAN : 9781856495141
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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