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Memoirs from the Women's Prison offers both firsthand witness to women's resistance to state violence and fascinating insights into the formation of women's community. Saadawi describes how political prisoners, both secular intellectuals and Islamic revivalists, forged alliances to demand better conditions and to maintain their sanity in the confines of their cramped cell.
Saadawi's haunting prose makes Memoirs an important work of twentieth-century literature. Recognized as a classic of prison writing, it touches all who are concerned with political oppression, intellectual freedom, and personal dignity.
|Pt. I||The Arrest||1|
|Pt. III||Piercing the Blockade||133|
|Pt. IV||Out to the Investigation||142|
|Pt. V||The Death of Sadat||169|
|Pt. VI||The Final Part||195|
|Afterword for the American Edition||199|