A Daughter of Isis: The Autobiography of Nawal El Saadawi

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Zed Books, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 294 pages
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Nawal El Saadawi has been pilloried, censored, imprisoned and exiled for her refusal to accept the oppressions imposed on women by gender and class. In her life and in her writings, this struggle against sexual discrimination has always been linked to a struggle against all forms of oppression: religious, racial, colonial and neo-colonial. In 1969, she published her first work of non-fiction, Women and Sex ; in 1972, her writings and her struggles led to her dismissal from her job. From then on there was no respite; imprisonment under Sadat in 1981 was the culmination of the long war she had fought for Egyptian women's social and intellectual freedom. A Daughter of Isis is the autobiography of this extraordinary woman.
  

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User Review  - Angelina Justice - Goodreads

This book has stayed with me for years. It is an intense picture into the life of a woman who was both suppressed and inspired by her native culture. She brings insight into the cultural and religious ... Read full review

Review: A Daughter of Isis: The Autobiography of Nawal El Saadawi

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Very nice book indeed ;-) Read full review

Contents

Preface The Gift
1
Allah and McDonalds
14
The Cry in the Night
18
God Above Husband Below
28
We Thank God for Our Calamities
35
Flying with the Butterflies
41
Killing the Bridegroom
47
Daughter of the Sea
54
Uncles Suitors and Other Bloodsuckers
138
A Stove for My Mother
149
Coming to Cairo
154
The Long Strong Bones of a Horse
167
Love and the Hideous Cat
181
Art Thieves
187
Mad Aunts and Abandoned Babies
190
The House of Desolation
201

My Revolutionary Father
67
The Lost ServantGirl
75
The Village of Forgotten Employees
80
God Hid Behind the CoatStand
87
The Ministry of Nauseation
91
Dreaming of Pianos
99
To the Circus
104
The Singing Man
116
The Whiskered Peasant
128
The Secret Communist
209
Wasted Lives
222
Cholera Ageing and Death
236
The Quran Betrayed
247
British English and Holy Arabic
253
The Name of Marx
273
The Brush of History
285
Afterword Living in Resistance
290
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