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Nawal El Saadawi
Arabic: nawwāl 'as-sa¢dāwiyy



Nawal El Saadawi.
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Nawal El Saadawi.

A much younger Nawal El Saadawi.
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A much younger Nawal El Saadawi.

(1931-) Egyptian doctor, author and feminist.
Saadawi has dealt a lot with the Arab female psyche, which she percieves as difficult and troubled. She has set out to liberate the mind of the Arab woman, her sexuality, as well as legal position. Saadawi has been a zealous writer, both of books and of articles. Her writings were for a long time considered dangerous for the society, and she had her works published in Beirut, Lebanon, as these were banished in her native Egypt.
Saadawi has been prevented from working as a medical doctor, and she was jailed from 1981 to 1982. In the last years she has been working in rural Egypt, with information work directed at women, in order to liberate them economically from male dominance.
She is especially famous for the book Women at point zero ('al-wajhu l-¢ariyy lil-mar'ati l-¢arabiyya), published in 1977.





The Nawal El Saadawi Reader
by Nawal El Saadawi, et al (Paperback - November 1997)

God Dies by the Nile (Third World Literature)
by Nawal El El Saadawi, Nawal Sa'dawi (Paperback - December 1985)

Woman at Point Zero
by Nawal El Saadawi (Paperback - May 1984)

A Daughter of Isis : The Autobiography of Nawal El Saadawi
by Nawal Sadawi, et al. (Hardcover - July 1999)
Same book in Paperback

The Innocence of the Devil (Literature of the Middle East)
by Nawal El Saadawi, et al. (Paperback - December 1998)

Memoirs from the Women's Prison
by Nawal Sadawi, et al. (Paperback - November 1994)

Memoirs of a Woman Doctor
by Nawal El Saadawi, et al. (Paperback - December 1989)

Men, Women, and God(S) : Nawal El Saadawi and Arab Feminist Poetics (S : Nawal El Saadawi and Arab Feminist Poetics)
by Fedwa Malti-Douglas. (Paperback - October 1995)

Two Women in One
by Nawal Sa Dawi, et al. (Paperback - December 1994)










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