Memoirs from the Women's Prison (Literature of the Middle East)

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$15.91
UPC:
9780520088887
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
University of California Press; Reprint edition (November 18, 1994)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
214
Shipping Weight:
8.8 ounces
Language:
English
Series:
Literature of the Middle East
Product Dimensions:
5.6 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
ISBN-10:
0520088883
ISBN-13:
978-0520088887
Author:
Marilyn Booth,Nawal el Saadawi

Product Overview

Often likened to Rigoberta Menchu and Nadine Gordimer, Nawal El Saadawi is one of the world's leading feminist authors. Director of Health and Education in Cairo, she was summarily dismissed from her post in 1972 for her political writing and activities. In 1981 she was imprisoned by Anwar Sadat for alleged crimes against the State" and was not released until after his assassination.Memoirs from the Women's Prisonoffers both firsthand witness to women's resistance to state violence and fascinating insights into the formation of women's community. Saadawi describes how political prisoners, both secular intellectuals and Islamic revivalists, forged alliances to demand better conditions and to maintain their sanity in the confines of their cramped cell.Saadawi's haunting prose makesMemoirsan important work of twentieth-century literature. Recognized as a classic of prison writing, it touches all who are concerned with political oppression, intellectual freedom, and personal dignity.

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