Woman at Point Zero

Second Edition

Author: Nawal El Saadawi

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842778739

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

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As Firdaus sits in a grimy prison cell awaiting the relief that death will bring, she looks back at her life and what brought her to this point, from childhood cruelty to being forced into a marriage she did not want.
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The Hidden Face of Eve

Women in the Arab World, Second Edition

Author: Nawal El Saadawi

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842778753

Category: Political Science

Page: 325

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This powerful account of the oppression of women in the Muslim world remains as shocking today as when it was first published, more than a quarter of a century ago. Nawal El Saadawi writes out of a powerful sense of the violence and injustice which permeated her society. Her experiences working as a doctor in villages around Egypt, witnessing prostitution, honour killings and sexual abuse, including female circumcision, drove her to give voice to this suffering. She goes on explore the causes of the situation through a discussion of the historical role of Arab women in religion and literature. Saadawi argues that the veil, polygamy and legal inequality are incompatible with the essence of Islam or any human faith. This edition, complete with a new foreword, lays claim to The Hidden Face of Eve's status as a classic of modern Arab writing.
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North-south Linkages and Connections in Continental and Diaspora African Literatures

Author: Edris Makward,Mark L. Lilleleht,Ahmed Saber

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 9781592211579

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 555

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This volume collects some of the best lectures at the African Literature Association's 25th annual conference held in 1999. The conference brought together for the first time a large number of scholars, creative writers and artists from Northern Africa and their counterparts from Sub- Saharan Africa. The conference and this collection highlight the inspiring and stimulating dialogue between two literary and cultural areas that have often been artificially compartmentalised. The essays draw suprising connections and illustrate the breadth and dynamism of African literature.
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The Fall of the Imam

Author: Nawal El Saadawi,Nawāl Saʻdāwī

Publisher: Al Saqi

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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This powerful and poetic novel by "Egypt's most interesting feminist" (Booklist ) raises awareness of the predicament of women in Egypt. The book tells the story of Bint Allah, a beautiful illegitimate girl, whose father is the Imam—the religious ruler in Islamic society believed to be representative of God. Bint Allah is falsely accused by the Imam of adulterous relationships, then sentenced to death by stoning. It is through the eyes of Bint Allah that one can see the underlying hypocrisy of a male-dominated religious state.
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Revolution at Point Zero

Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle

Author: Silvia Federici

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604863331

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

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Collects 35 years of essays on feminism, as well as critiques of capitalism, in a book that looks at elder care, labor, sex and reproduction and more. Original.
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The Innocence of the Devil

Author: Nawāl Saʻdāwī,Nawal El Saadawi

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520216525

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

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Nawal El Saadawi's books are known for their powerful denunciation of patriarchy in its many forms: social, political, and religious. Set in an insane asylum, The Innocence of the Devil is a complex and chilling novel that recasts the relationships of God and Satan, of good and evil. Intertwining the lives of two young women as they discover their sexual and emotional powers, Saadawi weaves a dreamlike narrative that reveals how the patriarchal structures of Christianity and Islam are strikingly similar: physical violation of women is not simply a social or political phenomenon, it is a religious one as well. While more measured in tone than Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses, Saadawi's novel is similar in its linguistic, literary, and philosophical richness. Evoking a world of pain and survival that may be unfamiliar to many readers, it speaks in a universal voice that reaches across cultures and is the author's most potent weapon.
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Postcolonial Representations

Women, Literature, Identity

Author: Françoise Lionnet

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801481802

Category: History

Page: 196

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Discussing a variety of postcolonial narratives written by women, Lionnet offers a comparative feminist approach that can provide common ground for debates on such issues as multiculturalism, universalism, and relativism.
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Childhood in African Literature

A Review

Author: Eldred Durosimi Jones,Marjorie Jones

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 9780852555217

Category: African literature

Page: 150

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The experience of childhood as examined in the works of African writers.
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Granddaughter of the Sun

A Study of Euripides' Medea

Author: C. A. E. Luschnig

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004160590

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 219

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By looking at aspects of "Medea" that are largely overlooked in the criticism, this book aims at an open and multiple reading. It shows that stories presented in the drama of 5th century Athens are not unrelated to human beings who actually exist.
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