In A Daughter Of Isis, Nawal El Saadawi Painted A Beautifully Textured Portrait Of The Childhood That Moulded Her Into A Novelist And Fearless Campaigner For Freedom And The Rights Of Women Walking Through Fire Takes Up The Story Of Her Extraordinary Life Famous For Her Novels, Short Stories And Writings On Women, Saadawi Is Known As The First Arab Woman To Have Written About Sex And Its Relation To Economics And Politics Imprisoned Under Sadat For Her Opinions, She Has Continued To Fight Against All Forms Of Discrimination Based On Class, Gender, Nationality, Race Or Religion This Autobiography Shows The Passion For Justice That Has Shaped Her Life And Her Writing We Read About Her As A Rural Doctor, Trying To Help A Young Girl Escape From A Terrible Fate Imposed On Her By A Brutal Male Tyranny We Follow Her Attempts To Set Up Women S Organizations And To Publish Magazines Later Banned By The Authorities Or Endangered By Fundamentalist Threats We Travel With Her Into Exile After The Publication Of Her Name On A Death List We Witness Her First Marriage To A Freedom Fighter Hounded Into Drug Addiction By A System That Has No Mercy We Share Her Struggle Against Her False Self And A Second Husband Who Offers Her Financial Security And Comfort Provided She Stops Writing We Live The Beautiful Moments Of Her Third Marriage With A Man Released After Fourteen Years Of Imprisonment And Hard Labour Their Love, Companionship And Shared Struggle 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. This book was written for Egyptians, who would know the history that forms its backdrop Without that, I was a bit disoriented at times As with most historical books, though, that disorientation is a prompt to learn a history.The narration is non linear, thematic So times are revisited and we move in and out of stages of marriage and divorce,of being a doctor
this book is translated into English from Arabic and as such is a little frustrating with many many phrases being repeated over and over in the book however, the life of this woman is an amazing tribute to women s struggles in her part of the world, Egypt she has cert
some people throw themselves off of balconies for their writing.
- 304 pages
- Walking Through Fire: A Life of Nawal El Saadawi
- Nawal El Saadawi
- 05 July 2018 Nawal El Saadawi