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Daughter of Isis

Daughter of Isis - 2nd edition

Daughter of Isis - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9781848132320

ISBN10: 1848132328

Daughter of Isis by Nawal El Saadawi - ISBN 9781848132320
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Zed Books
Published: 2009
International: No
Daughter of Isis by Nawal El Saadawi - ISBN 9781848132320

ISBN13: 9781848132320

ISBN10: 1848132328

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 09

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Summary

This is the first volume of the autobiography of Nawal El Saadawi, giving an emotionally shattering, but wonderfully lyrical, portrait of her childhood in a remote Egyptian village -- the childhood that produced the freedom fighter. She describes vividly the culture of the place and time into which she was born and also her intuitive -- and inspiring -- desire to transcend the restrictions forced upon her because of her gender. From the very start, escaping the grasp of possible marriage at the age of ten, we see how she moulded her own creative power into a weapon and how the use of words became an act of rebellion against injustice, leading first to her career as a medical doctor and ultimately to her iconic status as a novelist and political activist.