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Love in the Kingdom of Oil By Nawal El-Saadawi

Love in the Kingdom of Oil by Nawal El-Saadawi

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Summary

A woman disappears without trace. The investigating policeman enquires: was she of dubious morals? Nobody understands how a woman could simply walk away, leaving husband and home behind. After all, in the "kingdom of oil", no woman has ever dared disobey the command of men.

Love in the Kingdom of Oil Summary

Love in the Kingdom of Oil by Nawal El-Saadawi

A woman disappears without a trace. The police commissioner investigating the case enquires: was she of dubious morals, was she the rebellious sort? Nobody understand how a woman could simply walk away from it all, leaving husband and home behind. After all, in the 'kingdom of oil' where 'His Majesty' reigns supreme, no woman has ever dared to obey the command of men. When she finally reappears there is a blurring of the distinctions between the men in her life. She leaves one to become the of another, and when she eventually returns to her first husband, she finds he has taken a new wife. In many ways, to her all men are one and the same...In this rich novel El-Saadawi draws anew to confront major issues and questions surrounding a woman's role and position in a repressive, patriarchal order.

Love in the Kingdom of Oil Reviews

'More than any other woman, El-Saadawi has come to embody the trials of Arab feminism.'San Francisco Chronicle

About Nawal El-Saadawi

Nawal El-Saadawi is an internationally-renowned Egyptian writer and feminist. After studying psychiatry in Cairo, she practised medicine both in Egyptian cities and in the countryside. She became director of health education in Egypt, but her writing made her increasingly the focus of controversy. Her book Woman and Sex, published in 1972, dealt openly with subjects considered taboo. Several of her novels have been translated into English. Two Women in One, Memoirs of a Woman Doctor and Love in the Kingdom of Oil are also published by Saqi Books

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GOR003815732
Love in the Kingdom of Oil by Nawal El-Saadawi
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Saqi Books
2001-06-01
134
0863563376
9780863563379
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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