Memoirs from the Women's Prison / Edition 1

Memoirs from the Women's Prison / Edition 1

by Nawal El Saadawi, Nawal Sa'dawi
     
 


"If Kafka had been a feminist, his prisoner might have had Nawal el Sa'adawi's feistiness, maybe, like her, he would have hoed a prison garden, led veiled and unveiled cellmates in rebellious calisthenics, strategized with a murderess to foil state illogic. This book gives me hope, even makes me laugh."—Cynthia Enloe, author of The Morning AfterSee more details below

Overview


"If Kafka had been a feminist, his prisoner might have had Nawal el Sa'adawi's feistiness, maybe, like her, he would have hoed a prison garden, led veiled and unveiled cellmates in rebellious calisthenics, strategized with a murderess to foil state illogic. This book gives me hope, even makes me laugh."—Cynthia Enloe, author of The Morning After

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520088887
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/18/1994
Series:
Literature of the Middle East Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
204
Sales rank:
1,100,917
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Nawal El Saadawi is an Egyptian feminist, socialist, medical doctor, novelist, and author of a classic work on women in Islam, The Hidden Face of Eve (1982). She presently teaches at Duke University. Marilyn Booth is an independent scholar affiliated with the University of Illinois and a freelance translator. Her recent translations include Stories by Egyptian Women: My Grandmother's Cactus.

Table of Contents

Pt. IThe Arrest1
Pt. IIPrison27
Pt. IIIPiercing the Blockade133
Pt. IVOut to the Investigation142
Pt. VThe Death of Sadat169
Pt. VIThe Final Part195
Afterword for the American Edition199

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