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Woman at point zero

Author: Nawāl Saʻdāwī; Sharīf Ḥatātah
Publisher: London : Zed Books, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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So begins Firdaus' story, leading to her grimy Cairo prison cell, where she welcomes her death sentence as a relief from her pain and suffering. Born to a peasant family in the Egyptian countryside, Firdaus suffers a childhood of cruelty and neglect. Her passion for education is ignored by her family, and on leaving school she is forced to marry a much older man. Following her escapes from violent relationships, she  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Psychological fiction
Fiction
Arabic fiction
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Saʻdāwī, Nawāl.
Woman at point zero.
London : Zed Books, 1983
(OCoLC)573988863
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nawāl Saʻdāwī; Sharīf Ḥatātah
ISBN: 0862321107 9780862321109
OCLC Number: 10887569
Language Note: Translated from the Arabic.
Description: iv, 106 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Imraʼah ʻinda nuqṭat al-sifr.
Responsibility: Nawal El Saadawi ; translated by Sherif Hetata.
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From her prison cell, Firdaus, sentenced to die for having killed a pimp in a Cairo street, tells of her life from village childhood to city prostitute. Society's retribution for her act of defiance  Read more...

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'A dramatic symbolised version of female revolt.'Guardian

 
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