Woman at Point Zero

Woman at Point Zero

Nawal El-Saadawi


53 min

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Nawal El Saadawis highly acclaimed feminist novel, Woman at Point Zero, follows the life of Firdaus, an Egyptian peasant girl, from her childhood of incomprehensible cruelty and neglect to her end in a grimy Cairo prison cell.<br /><br />From her earliest memories, Firdaus suffered at the hands of menfirst her abusive father, then her violent, much older husband, to finally her deceitful boyfriend-turned-pimp. After a lifetime of abuse, she at last takes drastic action against the males ruling her life.<br /><br />Still as beautiful and cutting as it was when it was first published, this new edition will continue to resonate powerfully with readers for years to come.

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