Memoirs of a Woman Doctor: a Novel
By (author) Nawal El-Saadawi
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Memoirs of a Woman Doctor: a Novel by Nawal El-Saadawi
Book DescriptionRebelling against the contraints of family and society, a young Egyptian woman decides to study medicine, becoming the only woman in a class of men. Her encounters with the other students mdash; as well as the male and female corpses in the autopsy room intensify her dissatisfaction with and search for identity. She realizes men are not gods as her mother had taught her, that science cannot explain everything, and that she cannot be satisfied by living a life purely of the mind. After a brief and unhappy marriage, she throws herself into her work, becoming a successful physician, but at the same time, she becomes aware of injustice and hypocrisy in society. Fulfillment and love come to her at last in a wholly unexpected way. ." . . Memoirs of a Woman Doctor by Nawal el Saadawi, one of the leading Egyptian feminist writers, reveals the contradictions embedded in women's self-oppressive struggle against patriarchy." Khadidiatau Gueye, Research in African Literatures (Indiana University Press) Nawal el Saadawi, born in 1931 in Kafr Tahla, Egypt, is an Egyptian physician, psychiatrist, author, and activist. She is the founder and president of the Arab Women's Solidarity Association and co-founder of the Arab Association for Human Rights. In 2004 she won the North-South Prize from the Council of Europe. In 2005 she won the inana International Prize in Belgium. In 2010 she won the Sean MacBride Peace Prize from the International Peace Bureau. She has written and published other novels, memoirs, plays, non-fiction, and short stories including Woman at Point Zero , The Hidden Face of Eve, and The Fall of the Imam. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780872862234
(203mm x 127mm x 8mm)
Imprint: City Lights Books
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1988
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nawal El-Saadawi
Hidden Face of Eve, Paperback (October 2015)
Presents an account of brutality against women in the Muslim world. This work explores the causes of the situation through a discussion of the historical role of Arab women in religion and literature. It argues that the veil, polygamy and legal inequality are incompatible with the just and peaceful Islam.
Woman at Point Zero, Paperback (October 2015)
The story of Firdaus, one of the greatest characters ever created in fiction.
God Dies by the Nile and Other Novels, Paperback (October 2015)
Three classic Saadawi novels in one volume, tackling religion, love and women's emancipation.
Zeina, Paperback (April 2011)» View all books by Nawal El-Saadawi
Bodour, a distinguished literary critic and university professor, carries with her a dark secret. As a young university student she gives birth to an illegitimate daughter, Zeina, who she abandons. Zeina grows up to become one of Egypt's most beloved entertainers, whilst Bodour turns to writing. Can mother and daughter be reunited?
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