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El Saadawi, Nawal (1931–) By Mirdamadi, Yaser

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1494-1
Published: 02/05/2017
Retrieved: 19 May 2024, from


Nawal El Saadawi is a renowned Egyptian writer, novelist, feminist activist, political dissident, physician, and psychiatrist. The main theme of her work is the suppression and suffering of women in a patriarchal society backed by religion. She is particularly famous for her struggle against female circumcision. She is regarded as one of the most radical feminists of the Arab and Muslim world.

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