Walking Through Fire: A Life of Nawal el Saadawi / Edition 2

Walking Through Fire: A Life of Nawal el Saadawi / Edition 2

by Nawal El Saadawi
     
 

Walking Through Fire is the second volume of Nawal El Saadawi’s autobiography, the story of her extraordinary adult life. We read of her work as a rural doctor, her attempts to set up women's organizations and to publish magazines and exile after her name appeared on a death list. She talks candidly of her personal struggles and her relationships -- of

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Walking Through Fire is the second volume of Nawal El Saadawi’s autobiography, the story of her extraordinary adult life. We read of her work as a rural doctor, her attempts to set up women's organizations and to publish magazines and exile after her name appeared on a death list. She talks candidly of her personal struggles and her relationships -- of love, companionship, shared struggle and the differences between them.

Nawal El Saadawi has carved a place for herself in the universal struggle against oppression. "Words should not seek to please, to hide the wounds in our bodies, or the shameful moments in our lives," she says. "They may hurt, give us pain, but they can also provoke us to question what we have accepted for thousands of years."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848132290
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Rebecca Walker
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
Index

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