Nawal El Saadawi
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Egyptian feminist: Parents 'encouraged me' to rebel

The Egyptian writer, activist and feminist, Nawal El Saadawi has been politically active since her student days. As a doctor she campaigned against female genital mutilation, and later as a novelist, wrote stories of both the hardship women face but also of how they fought against oppression. Her books have been widely translated into many languages.

Now 80 years old, she is an iconoclastic figure in a deeply conservative society. She tells Razia Iqbal how from a very early age she felt subjected to inequality.

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  • 25 Nov 2011
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