WALKING THROUGH FIRE: A Life of Nawal El Saadawi

Judul/Title: Walking Trough Fire: A Life of Nawal El Saadawi
Penulis/Author: Nawal El Saadawi
Penerbit/Publisher: Zed Books
Edisi/Edition: 2002
Halaman/Pages: 251
Dimensi/Dimension: 15.5 x 24 x 3cm
Bahasa/Language: English
Harga/Price: Rp. 200.000,-
Call No.: 928/Saa/w/C.1
Status: Ada/Available

Walking Through Fire shows the passion for justice that has shaped her life and her writing. We read about her as rural doctor, trying to help a young girl escape from a terrible fate imposed on her by a brutal male tyranny. We follow her attempts to set up women's organizations and to publish magazines later banned by the authorities or endangered by fundamentalist threats. We travel with her into exile after the publication of her name on death list. We witness her first marriage to a freedom fighter hounded into drug addiction by a system that has no mercy. We share her struggle against her 'false self' and a second husband who offers her financial security and comfort -- provided she stops writing. We live the beautiful moments of her third marriage with a man released after fourteen years of imprisonment and hard labour, and the love, companionship, shared struggle and the differences between them.

Nawal El Saadawi has carved a place for herself in the universal struggle against oppression. 'Words should not seek to please, to hide the wounds in our bodies, or the shameful moments in our lives', she says. 'They may hurt, give us pain, but they can also provoke us to question what we have accepted for thousands of years.'



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