Essential Nawal El Saadawi

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Acknowledgements Preface by Nawal El Saadawi Timeline Introduction by Adele Newson-Horst I. Articles/Essays/Non-fictional Prose 1. How to Write and Why 2. How to Fight Against the Postmodern Slave System 3. First Trip Outside the Homeland 4. Introduction to The Hidden Face of Eve 5. The Seventh International AWSA Conference 6. Women and the Poor 7. God Above, Husband Below 8. The House of Desolation 9. The Streetwalker and the Woman Writer 10. Muslim Women in the Market 11. Bodour 12. Writing and Freedom 13. The Three Universal Taboos: Sex, Religion, and Politics 14. Breeding Terror or an Uncivilized Clash of Civilizations 15. Breeding Terror or an Uncivilized Clash of Civilizations 16. Fear and Writing 17. Obama's Speech in Cairo II. Fiction and Poetry 18. Death of an Ex-Minister 19. My Ideal Mother 20. A Paper that was Never Presented for Publication 21. Sixteen Short Poems 22. Inspired by the Summit Meeting with the Elite 23. The Impact of Fanatic Religious Thought III. Drama 24. Twelve Women in a Cell IV. Interviews and Criticism 25. Feminism in Egypt: A Conversation with Nawal El Saadawi 26. Fed Up with Limited Thinking: An Interview 27. Conversations with Nawal El Saadawi 28. Nawal El Saadawi's Fall of the Imam: The Daughter of the Goddess of the Land Fells the Imam and Rises Again V. Bibliographies 1. Bibliography of Book Length Works 2. Bibliography of Interviews 3. Bibliography of Criticism
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Gathers together in one volume a selection from the complete range of Saadawi's work, including previously unpublished material. Features fiction, essays on politics, culture, poetry, religion and sex, plus interviews from her life as a dramatist.
Autor: Adele Newson Horst
Nawal El Saadawi is a renowned Egyptian writer, novelist and activist. She has published over 40 books, which have been translated into over 30 languages. Nawal El Saadawi graduated from the University of Cairo Medical College in 1955, specializing in psychiatry, and practiced as a medical doctor until taking the position of Director General for Public Health Education in the Ministry of Health. In 1972 she lost her job in the Egyptian government because of her banned book: Woman and Sex. In 1982, she established the Arab Women's Solidarity Association (AWSA), the Egyptian Branch of which was outlawed in Egypt in 1991. In 1981 Saadawi was arrested and imprisoned for publicly criticizing President Anwar Sadat's policies. She was released one month after his assassination. Her name appeared on a fundamentalist death list after publishing her novel The Fall of the Imam in Cairo in 1988 and she was obliged to leave her country, to teach in the USA. Other court cases have been raised against both her and her daughter and defeated. In 2008 she defeated a case that demanded the withdrawal of her Egyptian Nationality in response to her play God Resigns at the Summit Meeting. Her most famous novel, Woman at Point Zero was published in Beirut in 1973. It was followed in 1976 by God Dies by the Nile and in 1977 by The Hidden Face of Eve. The Hidden Face of Eve was her first book to be translated to English and was published by Zed Books in 1980. Her most recent novel is Zina: The Stolen Novel (2008). Nawal El Saadawi holds more than ten honorary doctorates from different universities in Europe and the USA. Her many prizes and awards include the Great Minds of the Twentieth Century Prize (2003), the North-South Prize from the Council of Europe, the Premi Internacional Catalunya (2004) , and most recently she was the 2007 recipient of The African Literature Association's Fonlon-Nichols Award. Her books are taught in universities across the world.

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Autor: Adele Newson Horst
ISBN-13 :: 9781848133358
ISBN: 1848133359
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.07.2010
Verlag: ZED BOOKS LTD
Gewicht: 452g
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 216x139x21 mm
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