Walking through Fire

The Later Years of Nawal El Saadawi
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1. The Threat 2. Spreading My Wings 3. The Village Doctor 4. The Tripartite Invasion 5. What is Suppressed Always Comes Back 6. Love and Despair 7. My mother has no place in Paradise 8. Moments That Belong Nowhere 9. The Death Threat 10. Beyond Consciousness 11. The Photograph 12. The Scalpel and the Law 13. The Defeat 14. Searching For Love 15. An Aborted Revolution 16. The Dream Of Flying
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Second volume of the autobiography of the novelist and political activist.
Autor: Nawal el Saadawi
ワbersetzung von: Sherif Hetata
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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Autor: Nawal el Saadawi
ISBN-13 :: 9781848132290
ISBN: 1848132298
Erscheinungsjahr: 09.04.2009
Verlag: Zed Books Ltd
Gewicht: 330g
Seiten: 304
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage Second Edition
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 198x129x18 mm
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