Nawal El Saadawi is an internationally renowned writer, novelist and fighter for women's rights both within Egypt and abroad. She holds honorary doctorates from, among others, the universities of York, Illinois at Chicago, St Andrews and Tromso as well as Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Her many prizes and awards include the Premi Internacional Catalunya in 2003, the Council of Europe North-South Prize in 2004, the Women of the Year Award (UK) in 2011, the Sean MacBride Peace Prize (Ireland) in 2012, and the French National Order of Merit in 2013. Her books have been translated into over forty languages worldwide. They are taught in universities across the world.
'The leading spokeswoman on the status of women in the Arab
'A harrowing expose of the abuse of women in the Arab
London Review of Books
'The Arab world's leading feminist and iconoclast'
Fedwa Malti-Davis'Nawal El Saadawi has become something of a heroine for many young Arab women ... a cry from the heart.'
'Nawal El Saadawi speaks directly on behalf of many women in the
Third World and the daily struggles they face.'
'The most recognisable name in Egyptian and Middle Eastern
feminism ... poignant, penetrating yet simple.'