Nawal El Saadawi Woman at Point Zero

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Woman at Point Zero

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Nawal El Saadawi’s 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. From her earliest memories, Firdaus suffered at the hands of men—first 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. 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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Nawal El Saadawi is a renowned Egyptian writer, novelist, and activist. She has published over forty books, which have been translated into over thirty languages.

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'All the men I did get to know, every single one of them, has filled me with but one desire: to lift my hand and bring it smashing down on his face. But because I am a woman, I have never had the courage to lift my hand. And because I am a prostitute, I hid my fear under layers of make-up.'
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 suffered a childhood of cruelty and neglect. Her passion for education was ignored by her family, and on leaving school she was forced to marry a much older man.
Following her escapes from violent relationships, she finally met Sharifa, who told her that 'a man does not know a woman's value; the higher you price yourself, the more he will realise what you are really worth' and led her into a life of prostitution. Desperate and alone, she took drastic action.
Saadawi's searing indictment of society's brutal treatment of women continues to resonate today. This classic audiobook has been an inspiration to countless people across the world.

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