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Woman At Point Zero ;And The Circling Song

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Two stories in one volume: "Woman at Point Zero" tells of a woman condemned to death for killing a pimp; and "The Circling Song", a tale of twins separated at birth who search the city for each other and lose each other. Their journey leads to an unbroken circle of corruption and brutality.
Paperback, 200 pages
Published June 30th 1994 by Kali for Women, India
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Polly
This is my favorite book of the African unit because it is thin, easy to get in and contains an emotional story. It is also one of the most powerful and disappointed about life story I read. Firdaus the protagonist been through betrayal of her family (uncle) and decide to be independence which she ran into a coffee shoe owner. The coffee shoe owner raped her and she ran into a prostitute. The prostitute taught her to be a valuable woman and earn money from her body. Later Firdaus found herself ...more
Tuba
Somehow Firdaus's story reminded me Aileen Wuornos's real life story in U.S.A (who has been raped, worked as a prostitute, became serial killer and was executed in Florida/USA in 2002). I don't think it is fair to say that this happens only in Egypt.
There are so many repetitive conversations in the book btw characters: i.e. Firdaus-Iqbal and Firdaus-Ibrahim and discussing small details (eyes, etc.) over and over is irritating.

Annie
Although this book wasn't as long, it was a book that spread a lot of strong points. This story was about a feminist named Firdaus who struggles through many hardships. She had to make many sacrifices in her life in the beginning to gain something back in the end. She was forced to become a prostitute and be taken advantage of by many men. She was hurt and abused but in the end, she stood out and found the courage to escape that kind of life. In the end though, she was being taken to prison. I f ...more
Erin LaVoie
This book really makes you appreciate the rights women in our country are afforded, and how far we still have to go.
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Nawal El Saadawi (Arabic: نوال السعداوي) was born in 1931, in a small village outside Cairo. Unusually, she and her brothers and sisters were educated together, and she graduated from the University of Cairo Medical School in 1955, specializing in psychiatry. For two years, she practiced as a medical doctor, both at the university and in her native Tahla.

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