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God dies by the Nile

Author: Nawāl Saʻdāwī
Publisher: London : Zed Books ; Totowa, N.J., USA : US distributor, Biblio Distribution Center, 1985.
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Kafr El Teen is a beautiful, sleepy village on the banks of the Nile. Yet at its heart it is tyrannical and corrupt. The Mayor, Sheikh Hamzawi of the mosque, and the Chief of the Village Guard are obsessed by wealth and use and abuse the women of the village, taking them as slaves, marrying them and beating them. Resistance, it seems, is futile. Zakeya, an ordinary villager, works in the fields by the Nile and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Translation into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Saʻdāwī, Nawāl.
God dies by the Nile.
London : Zed Books ; Totowa, N.J., USA : US distributor, Biblio Distribution Center, 1985
(OCoLC)566318681
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nawāl Saʻdāwī
ISBN: 0862322952 9780862322953 0862322944 9780862322946
OCLC Number: 12583064
Language Note: Translation of: Mawt al-rajul al-waḥīd ʻalá al-arḍ.
Description: vi, 138 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Mawt al-rajul al-waḥīd ʻalá al-arḍ.
Responsibility: Nawal El Saadawi ; translated from the Arabic by Sherif Hetata.
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Kafr El Teen is a beautiful, sleepy village on the banks of the Nile. Yet at its heart it is tyrannical and corrupt. The Mayor, Sheikh Hamzawi of the mosque, and the Chief of the Village Guard are obsessed by wealth and use and abuse the women of the village, taking them as slaves, marrying them and beating them. Resistance, it seems, is futile. Zakeya, an ordinary villager, works in the fields by the Nile and watches the world, squatting in the dusty entrance to her house, quietly accepting her fate. It is only when her nieces fall prey to the Mayor that Zakeya becomes enraged by the injustice of her society and possessed by demons. Where is the loving and peaceful God in whom Zakeya believes?

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'Nawal El Saadawi writes with a directness and passion.' - "New York Times Book Review"

 
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