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Woman at Point Zero

Firdaus is on death row. Her crime, the murder of a man. Born to poverty in a rural Egyptian village, her childhood dreams and ambitions had been met with neglect and abuse by the world and the men who rule it. Driven to sex work to support herself, she is faced with the moral outrage of society and the bitter knowledge that for a woman, true freedom comes only when all hope is abandoned.
In Nawal el Saadawi’s landmark novel, Woman at Point Zero, published here with a new foreword, Firdaus tells her unforgettable story.

Woman at Point Zero

  • Nawal El Saadawi

    The story of Firdaus, one of the greatest characters ever created in fiction
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  • Book Details

    Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
    Publication Date: 27-06-2024
    Format: Paperback | 198 x 129mm | 160 pages
  • About the Author

    Nawal El Saadawi was an internationally renowned writer, novelist and fighter for women’s rights both within Egypt and abroad. She held honorary doctorates from, among others, the universities of York, Illinois at Chicago, St Andrews and Tromso as well as Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Her many prizes and awards include the Premi Internacional Catalunya in 2003, the Council of Europe North–South Prize in 2004, the Women of the Year Award (UK) in 2011, the Sean MacBride Peace Prize (Ireland) in 2012, and the French National Order of Merit in 2013. Her books have been translated into over forty languages worldwide. They are taught in universities across the world.

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