A Daughter of Isis: The Autobiography of Nawal El Saadawi

A Daughter of Isis: The Autobiography of Nawal El Saadawi

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by Nawal El Saadawi, Nawal al-Saadawi
     
 

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Nawal El Saadawi has been pilloried, censored, imprisoned and exiled for her refusal to accept the oppressions imposed on women by gender and class. In her life and in her writings, this struggle against sexual discrimination has always been linked to a struggle against all forms of oppression: religious, racial, colonial and neo-colonial. In 1969, she

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Nawal El Saadawi has been pilloried, censored, imprisoned and exiled for her refusal to accept the oppressions imposed on women by gender and class. In her life and in her writings, this struggle against sexual discrimination has always been linked to a struggle against all forms of oppression: religious, racial, colonial and neo-colonial. In 1969, she published her first work of non-fiction, Women and Sex ; in 1972, her writings and her struggles led to her dismissal from her job. From then on there was no respite; imprisonment under Sadat in 1981 was the culmination of the long war she had fought for Egyptian women's social and intellectual freedom. A Daughter of Isis is the autobiography of this extraordinary woman.

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Egyptian novelist, doctor, and militant writer of Arab women's problems and struggles Saadawi recounts her life since she was born in a small village in 1931. She describes her training and work as a physician, writing and publishing her first books, prison and exile, and writing and speaking worldwide. She includes several photographs. Distributed in the US by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781856496797
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.51(h) x 0.86(d)

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