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The ASCL's Library Weekly is our library’s weekly spotlight on African people and events. Inspired by the SciHiBlog, this service is based on information retrieved from Wikipedia and Wikidata and is completed with selected titles from the ASCL Library Catalogue. 

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Nawal El Saadawi

Nawal El Saadawi (Foto: Bengt Oberger, Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-3.0)On 8 March International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated every year around the world. Egyptian feminist, medical doctor and novelist Nawal El Saadawi was one of the 100 Women of the Year chosen by Time magazine as part of a large celebratory project for IWD 2020. "Nawal El Saadawi  (27 October 1931 - 21 March 2021) has written many books on the subject of women in Islam, paying particular attention to the practice of female genital mutilation in her society. She has been described as 'the Simone de Beauvoir of the Arab World'.
Nawal El Saadawi is founder and president of the Arab Women's Solidarity Association and co-founder of the Arab Association for Human Rights. ...  She has held the positions of Author for the Supreme Council for Arts and Social Sciences, Cairo; Director General of the Health Education Department, Ministry of Health, Cairo, Secretary General of the Medical Association, Cairo, Egypt, and medical doctor at the University Hospital and Ministry of Health. She is the founder of the Health Education Association and the Egyptian Women Writers' Association; she was Chief Editor of Health Magazine in Cairo, and Editor of Medical Association Magazine. ... "
(From the English Wikipedia, edited.)
The essential Nawal El Saadawi : a reader / Adele S. Newson Horst. - London, England ; New York, New York : Zed Books, 2013
Zīna : riwāya / Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī. - Bayrūt : Dār al-Sāqī, 2009
The Nawal El Saadawi reader / Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī. - London [etc.] : Zed Books, cop. 1997
For more publications see the ASCL Library Catalogue
The free voice of Egypt - Nawal El Saadawi (Trailer)
Timeline Nawal El Saadawi via Wikidata