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The Fall of the Imam By Nawal El Saadawi

The Fall of the Imam by Nawal El Saadawi

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Summary

A postmodern fantasia, this powerful and poetic novel is a call to arms against those who use religion as a weapon against women.

The Fall of the Imam Summary

The Fall of the Imam by Nawal El Saadawi

Bint Allah knows herself only as the Daughter of God. Born in a stifling male-dominated state, ruled by the Imam and his coterie of ministers, she dreams of one day reaching the top of a distant hill visible through the bars of the orphanage window. But Bint Allah's ambitions do not escape the attention of the Imam, who never feels secure no matter how well he protects himself. When the Imam falsely accuses Bint Allah of adultery and sentences her to death by stoning, he is not prepared for what happens next. A postmodern fantasia, this powerful and poetic novel is a call to arms against those who use religion as a weapon against women.

The Fall of the Imam Reviews

`Haunting and often mesmerising...a powerful and moving expose of the horrors that women and children can be exposed to by the tenets of faith. It ought to reach a wider audience.' Philip Womack, New Humanist; `A feminist fantasy narrative that disturbs its readers not only because it painfully reminds them of the brutal oppression of women, but also because it undermines a complex of constructions that feminists for almost two decades now have been announcing as "masculinist."' The International Fiction Review; `New favourite book...Nawal taught me how to love women and see them as strong. I do not know why it took a book to do that for me.' Lisa Grab Review;'At a time when nobody else was talking, [El Saadawi] spoke the unspeakable.' Margaret Atwood; 'The leading spokeswoman on the status of women in the Arab world' The Guardian; 'El Saadawi writes with directness and passion' New York Times; 'A poignant and brave writer' Marie Claire; 'El Saadawi has come to embody the trials of Arab feminism' San Francisco Chronicle

About Nawal El Saadawi

Nawal El Saadawi (1931-2021) was an internationally renowned feminist writer and activist from Egypt. She founded and became president of the Arab Women's Solidarity Association and co-founded the Arab Association for Human Rights. Among her numerous roles in public office she served as Egypt's National Director of Public Health and stood as a candidate in the 2004 Egyptian presidential elections. El Saadawi held honorary doctorates from the universities of York, Illinois at Chicago, St Andrews and Tromso, and her numerous awards include the Council of Europe North-South Prize, the Women of the Year Award (UK), Sean MacBride Peace Prize (Ireland), and the National Order of Merit (France). She wrote over fifty novels, short stories and non-fiction works which centre on the status of Arab women, which have been translated into more than thirty languages.

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NGR9780863566127
The Fall of the Imam by Nawal El Saadawi
New
Paperback
Saqi Books
2020-01-20
240
086356612X
9780863566127
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