Nawal El Saadawi (c) Sable LitMag

Nawal El Saadawi

Writer, campaigner and feminist fighting for social justice in Egypt

Autumn Series/
Fri 30 October 2015

Nawal El Saadawi

Writer, campaigner and feminist fighting for social justice in Egypt

Nawal El Saadawi (c) Sable LitMag
Fri 30 October 2015,

The Bristol Festival of Ideas is pleased to present a discussion with the celebrated writer Nawal El Saadawi to mark the launch of new editions of some of her classic works, published by Zed Books. Her powerful and hypnotic novels – including Woman at Point Zero and God Dies By the Nile – tackle religion, love and female emancipation in the Middle East while her book The Hidden Face of Eve is a non-fiction account of female oppression in the Arab world, which was inspired by her experiences as a doctor in villages around Egypt. The Financial Times has described her as ‘The most influential feminist thinker in the Arab world over the past half-century.’

She talks about her work as a writer, her involvement in campaigns for women’s rights and social justice, and her life in Egypt.

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