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Woman At Point Zero
     

Woman At Point Zero

by Nawal El Saadawi, Nawal Sadawi
 

"All the men I did get to know, every single man of them, has filled me with but one desire: to lift my hand and bring it smashing down on his face. But because I am a woman I have never had the courage to lift my hand. And because I am a prostitute, I hid my fear under layers of make-up." --Excerpt

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"All the men I did get to know, every single man of them, has filled me with but one desire: to lift my hand and bring it smashing down on his face. But because I am a woman I have never had the courage to lift my hand. And because I am a prostitute, I hid my fear under layers of make-up." --Excerpt

This is a new edition of the best-selling novel with a specially commissioned new Foreword by Miriam Cooke.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Nawal el Saadawi writes with directness and passion, transforming the systematic brutalisation of peasants and of women in to powerful allegory." -- New York Times Book Review

"Scorching" -- New Internationalist
"A powerful indictment of the treatment of women in many parts of the Middle East." -- Labour Herald
"Woman at Point Zero should begin the long march towards a realistic and sympathetic portrayal of Arab women." -- Middle East International
"A dramatic symbolised version of female revolt against the norms of the Arab world." -- The Guardian
"El Saadawi has a flair for melodrama and mystery." -- International Journal of Middle East Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842778722
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


Nawal El Saadawi is a renowned Egyptian writer, novelist, and activist. She has published more than forty books, which have been translated into more than thirty languages.

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