Memoirs from the Women's Prison
Saadawi, Nawal elPublisher: University of California Press
Date Written: 18/11/1994
Year Published: 1994
Pages: 204pp ISBN: 978-0520088887
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX14757
Nawal El Saadawi was imprisoned in 1981 by Anwar Sadat for alleged "crimes against the State." She offers both firsthand witness to women's resistance to state violence and insights into the formation of women's community. Saadawi describes how political prisoners, both secular intellectuals and Islamiists, forged alliances to demand better conditions.