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God dies by the Nile

Autore: Nawāl Saʻdāwī
Editore: London : Zed Books ; Totowa, N.J., USA : US distributor, Biblio Distribution Center, 1985.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Fiction : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Fiction
Translation into English
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Saʻdāwī, Nawāl.
God dies by the Nile.
London : Zed Books ; Totowa, N.J., USA : US distributor, Biblio Distribution Center, 1985
(OCoLC)566318681
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Nawāl Saʻdāwī
ISBN: 0862322952 9780862322953 0862322944 9780862322946
Numero OCLC: 12583064
Nota sulla lingua: Translation of: Mawt al-rajul al-waḥīd ʻalá al-arḍ.
Descrizione: vi, 138 pages ; 20 cm
Altri titoli: Mawt al-rajul al-waḥīd ʻalá al-arḍ.
Responsabilità: 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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