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Perempuan di Titik Nol (Women at Point Zero)

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Sebuah novel berdasarkan kisah nyata seorang perempuan Arab, yang dihukum gantung pada akhir tahun 1974.
156 pages
Published 2002 by Yayasan Obor Indonesia (first published 1973)
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Alice
I was surprised when I saw the rating for Woman at Point Zero . To me, it was a solid five-star book. When I scrolled through the reviews, I noticed many, many five star and four star reviews, but there was a pervasive theme of how she seemed unrelatable and fake. I completely disagree.

First of all, Woman at Point Zero is a short read, 114 pages at the most. In three chapters, Firdaus' life story is framed by the author's own narrative, which develops from vaguely superior and curious to shoc
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Shayma Nofal
افضل هذا النوع من الاعمال الادبيه الذى يعكس واقع ويخدم بشكل مباشر قضيه انسانيه حاملا رساله واضحه.. انها ليست مجرد روايه مأساويه انتهت بجريمه او تفاصيل جريئه من اجل التسليه وجذب القراء كما يظن القارئ الساذج، انها تتناول بصدق واقع المرأه العربيه ووضعها مقارنه بوضع الرجل فى مجتمع مزدوج سياساته العامه هى الظلم والقهر.. مجتمع السلطه فيه تمنح للاسوأ والاكثر جشعا وفسادا ومجونا وقد اثبت الذكر –والتاريخ خير شاهد- انه الجنس الانسب والاكثر جداره لمهام كهذه!! .. اما بالنسبه للمرأه فى مجتمعنا فهى ببساطه لن ت ...more
Sweetdhee


terlalu pahit untuk ditelan

kurang lebih sepuluh tahun yang lalu Uda Ari, tetangga kos di pogung 37a, menyarankan saya untuk membaca buku ini.
Katanya, akan banyak pelajaran dalam menjadi seorang wanita yang sesungguhnya dari buku ini.
Sangat cocok untuk saya yang ketika itu sangat tidak ingin merasa kalah dari siapapun, terutama laki-laki.

"trus, maksudnya titik nol di judulnya itu apa, Da?"
"baca dulu makanya, Diet.. nanti pasti ngerti deh maksudnya apa.."

Kurang lebih sepuluh tahun setelahnya, saya
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Ola
اكتر من رائعة شخصية فردوس تجبر كل من يقرأ هذة الرواية ان ينحنى لها احتراما هى ليس مومس هى ببساطة ضحية مجتمع قذر مليىء بالوسخات
Robert Hironimus-Wendt
I was reluctant to read this book. First and foremost, I am not a fan of biography, nor do I enjoy fiction. And this book sounded like the kind that crosses the boundary between both. And when I learned the book was a biography about one woman's execution for killing a man, I was convinced I would not enjoy reading it. Intellectually, I am a sociologist. I am intrigued by structures of power, by the structure of inequality and inequity. I am always looking for the forest, not the trees. I seek t ...more
Ana
Hati-hati jika Anda ingin membaca buku ini, terutama kaum perempuan. Karena begitu Anda terbius di kalimat pertama, maka Anda tidak akan berhenti sampai halaman terakhir. Isinya begitu memabukkan dan membius pikiran-pikiran wanita tentang feminisme.

Firadus, seorang perempuan yang memiliki masa kecil menyedihkan, hanya karena dia perempuan. Ia mengutarakan kisah hidupnya, bagaimana gambaran kehidupan perempuan di negeri-negeri Dunia Ketiga. Ada suatu kalimat di novel ini yang mungkin dapat membe
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Nile daughter
Arabic & English :

احترت في تقييم الرواية ما بين نجمتين و ثلاث !
أسلوب الكاتبة بوجه عام ممل و به كثير من التكرار مما جعل قراءة الرواية في جلسة واحد عسيراً بالرغم من صغر حجمها!
تناقش الرواية أشكال قهرالرجل للمرأة جسدياً و نفسياً ، و ذلك من خلال شخصية واحدة محورية (فردوس) ،التي نشأت و مضت حياتها متخبطة بين شخصيات مشوهة .. مريضة ومزدوجة المعايير في كل ما يخص العلاقات الانسانية على كل مستواياتها ، لتكون فردوس في النهاية شخصية مريضة مثيرة للشفقة ، يتعاطف معها القارئ ،مع وحدتها و قهرها ،آلامها و انصا
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Julie
This book deserves a solid five stars, I thought it was wonderful! Basically, the story is said by the main character, Firdaus, which takes place in the second chapter, but it's her speaking to a doctor that wants to learn about her life. In this book, you learn about a girl that gets abused by men, at a young age, she was taken advantage of by a boy and his uncle because she was still too young to understand the private parts that she should be aware of. Hey uncle would secretly touch her above ...more
Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly
My first YA book for young girls, and had helped girls finish college and avoid early marriages and teen pregnancies.

"Firdaus" is its alternative title because it is based on a real character by that name, an Egyptian woman who was imprisoned and executed in 1974. She had suffered physical and emotional abuse from all the men in her life: from her own father, her husband, her customers as a prostitute and her last tormentor, the pimp whom she killed and for which crime she lost her life. The pro
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Pera
Jul 25, 2007 Pera rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: perempuan, laki2, apalagi aktivis gender...wajib banget!
Shelves: gender
buku kecil ini bagiku punya kekuatan tersendiri. firdaus membuat malu orang-orang yang merasa bersih. dia menyindir perempuan yang hanya punya cita-cita menikah dengan perempuan murahan, bahkan lebih murah dari pelacur seperti firdaus...hahahah
caranya memaki laki-laki dan kehidupan...
firdaus mengendalikan hidupnya sendiri...
dan rela mati ketika kendali itu diambil
keberaniannya memang mebuatku iri...
wak pokoke banyak yang bisa dipahami dari buku tipis ini...

Sally  Al Haq
فردوس مش مومس, كل الى كانوا فى حياتها هما الى كانوا ولاد كلب!
الكتاب موجع!
لكن أدبياً كان ضعيف فى الكثير من المناطق.
Isabella
Woman at Point Zero is the story of Firdaus, a girl born in Egypt to a poor family. Even though she is intelligent, resourceful, and ambitious, there aren’t a lot of choices for her as a woman in her society. She is fortunate to have a secondary school certificate, but after being abused by family members, strangers and even her husband, she realizes that being a prostitute is a better way of living - at least she chooses how to live and chooses her own worth. Firdaus tells the story in prison, ...more
Noran
لعب فيها الرجال كلعبة ولم يدركو انها فتاة شرقيه عندما تحقد عليك تنهيك يالك من امراة غظيمه يا فردوس

ادركت من روايت فردوس
ان الرجال
عقولهم مشوهه بالمال يطنون ان المال يجعل المراه تبيع شرفها ولا يعلمون ان الشرف اغلى بكثير من ما سيدفع
كلامهم كله غزل والمشكله ان لا رقيب عليهم
يردون ان تطيعمم المراة فى كل شىء مهما كانو على خطا يطنون انفسهم على صواب
وان لم توافق يفعل ما يشاء غصبنا عنها وبدون اردتها

تعلمت منكى ان اقف امام كل شىء حتى لو كان ذالك سيكلفنى موتى
وان فى هاذه الدنيا لا يوجد مستحيل

^^
Jenisse
Woman At Point Zero
El Saadawi

How can a woman save herself when she does not have many options in life?

I can not describe how much this book opened my eyes to the world's cruelty and to how some people in our world don't really have much of a choice but to be who they become. El Saadawi truly touched me and I never thought i would be able to understand Firdaus, but somehow I did and believe it is woman like her that show us a little thing about the way life just works that is unexpected.

It is th
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Ria
Bertahun lalu seseorang pernah berkata kepada saya "Menurut keyakinan saya, seorang perempuan memang pantas dipukul diberi pelajaran, jika dia tidak patuh dan kurang ajar pada pasangannya. Dan kamu pantas untuk itu."

Bertahun kemudian, saya bertemu buku ini. Beberapa hari yang lalu. Lalu saya menemukan paragraf ini:

" Tapi paman mengatakan kepada saya bahwa semua suami memukul istrinya, dan istrinya menambahkan bahwa suaminya pun sering kali memukulnya. Saya katakan bahwa paman adalah seorang Sy
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Irwan Sukma
Edisi pertama : Agustus 1989
Edisi Sembilan : Maret 2006
xiv + 156 hlm. : 11 x 17 cm
Yayasan Obor Indonesia

Awal saya tahu novel tentang ini yaitu ketika saya membaca sebuah tulisan berjudul “Perempuan dan Gugatan Terhadap Budaya Patriarki”. Dalam tulisan itu terdapat cerita dari novel yang berjudul “Perempuan di Titik Nol” karya Nawal El Saadawi. Ketika itu saya membayangkan bahwa itu merupakan sebuah novel yang besar dan tebal. Tapi ternyata novel itu merupakan novel kecil dan relative tipis namun
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Wan Shafika
This book evoked my feminist sentiments as much as Sylvia Plath's Bell Jar did. Perhaps even more so because this book delves in the topic of Women in Islam. I love the way Sadawi wrote about being a woman in the Arab world or being a muslim woman but her sentiments transcends cultures and class so in the end, it was about just being a woman in a Man's world. I dream of reading this book in Arabic one day and I wonder how that would feel, comparatively.

What gripped me the most was her dealings w
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
It's pretty sad when a woman lives in a society in which she feels that she's best off if she's a prostitute! Firdaus is a victim of the Egyptian culture around her, which allows men to beat women and where girls are valued mainly for their reproductive and servile qualities. Firdaus longs for true freedom to decide her own fate. During most of this story, however, her fate is controlled by others--her father, her husband, her pimp, the man who gives her shelter, the woman Sharifa. Even those, l ...more
Julie
This is the story of Firdaus, a girl born in Egypt to a poor family. Although she is intelligent, resourceful, and has a strong spirit, there are so few choices for her as a woman in her society. She is fortunate to have a secondary certificate (middle school?), but after being repeatedly raped, abused and beaten by family members (including her husband), she realizes that selling herself as a prostitute is a better alternative than being married - at least she chooses her partner and gets paid ...more
Carmen
Exceptional book written by an Egyptian feminist of renown who practiced her craft as a psychologist in a culture where women are oppressed by religion, politics, and misogyny on a daily basis. This book engages the reader to understand a woman's plight in prison, and how she decides to take destiny into her own hands as she recounts her life to a visiting psychologist. It's a story about persecution, empowerment and finding the courage to take a stand in a world that is dominated and controlled ...more
Rahil Swààn
إنها بالتأكيد ذلك النوع الذي افضله من الكتب ، قصيرة بسيطة و تناقش واقع المرأة في مجتمع الحظيظ الذي نعيشه

القصة باختصار تروي لنا كيف يتم تحويل المرأة الشريفة إلى مومس قذرة ، غير محترمة بفعل تصرفاتهم الغير سجية و المناففقة ، إضافة إلى مساندة النساء ( الشريفات ) لهم في مهمتهم القذرة ، و ذلك لأنهن تماما كما وصفهن نزار قباني : (أكثر ما يثير استغرابي أن تأتي النساء ضد حقوق النساء ) و الرجل - كما تُظهره الرواية -يهيمن بقوته على المرأة ، و يفرض عليها ما يريده والفضل في ذلك يعود إلى قوته الجسدية ..

الجري
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Ekhlas
اسلوب الكاتبه بصورة عامه ضعيف و ركيك فيه كثيرا من التكرار (تكرار للاحداث تكرار بالجمل باختلاف الشخصيات او الزمن )
اما بالنسبة للقصة فاني لم اتعاطف مع فردوس بتاتا ...و على الرغم من ظروفها القاسية و محيطها البائس ولكن باعتقادي فردوس هي التي حولت مجرى حياتها الى هذا النحو ..هي التي قبلت ان تصل هذا المستوى الرخيص ...
فلاتوجد قوة على الارض تجبر المرأة القيام بأشياء بهذا البخس ان لم تكن هي القابلة على القيام به مهما كانت ضعيفة او وحيدة او غبية اصلا بالعكس الذي تبين لي ان فردوس فتاة ذات ذكاء حاد و ان حيا
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Eman
Mar 30, 2007 Eman rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone!
So much is packed into this tiny little book, it’s unbelievable. The character’s voice still resonates with me to this day. In some respects, I absolutely loathed who she was and what she represented. Or perhaps it was just the intensity and rawness of the author’s description that still sends chills up my spine…Either way, this was one of the best books I’ve ever read. Truly – it is a must-read for all!
مآرب محمد
بعض الاحيان نقف متصنمين امام احساس صادق يلامس شغاف القلب و ها انا الان متصنمة و متبسمرة امام روعة فردوس و صدق احساسها في اي زاوية من هذا العالم يجب ان اختبئ ل ارثي نفسي قبلها و في اي منعطف يجب ان اقف كي اسير من جديد و على اي مرسى يجب ان استكين كي اصرخ و اصرخ و اصرخ بكل ما اتيتُ من صوت و بكل ما اوتيت من قهر و ايمان و حزن و وجع ؛ كنت و مازلت على ايمان و يقين ان كل تصرف يصدر من اي انسان و خصوصاً ( المرأة) كان له اسبابه و ودوافعة و لازلت اصر و ادافع عن هذا المبدأ لا يولد الانسان حقير ب الفطرة لكن ال ...more
Melissa
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C.
There's an awful lot of truth in this book - I can't think how it was ever published.
Azra Šabovic
I am very glad I have had the pleasure of reading one of the, definitely, captivating books. I do not usually write the reviews for the books, but this one deserves to be memorized and taken to heart.

In the novel “Woman at Point Zero”, El Saadawi uses the shifts in the symbol of money that mirrors shifts in characterization of Firdaus. Using the motif of rebirth in order to show how the character grew despite her cruel world of injustice. Despite the many bad times, in the end, Firdaus is recog
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Susan L
In Nawal el Saawawi's fictional memoir, Women at point zero, there is an external conflict of how can someone's future be determined by their fate. since she was born as a women, it emphasize the role she would have in the society and the path she would be going on as she grew up. the protagonist is socially oppressed by the gender. the protagonist, Firadaus lives in a male dominant community and she want to find way to shape the values of a women. she encounter many flaws through out her lifet ...more
Michele Wen
I really liked this book because it told me so much about the life of a prostitute. There were so many things that I was unaware of. The protagonist, Firdaus, became a "successful" prostitute. She was never respected or treated even fairly well. Every man she meets treats her terribly and abuses her physically and sexually. She later went on deathrow for killing her pimp. Her pimp had tried to keep her locked up. Firdaus killed him because her whole life she was kept locked up by so many differe ...more
Esther
This book is about a young woman named Firdaus who is sentence to death because she kills her pimp. From a young age Firdaus never had a good example of love, so her life reflects that. Her uncle rapes her and men take advantage of her. It always starts out with her believing that they are good, but then they break her trust. After so many men have had sex with her she meets are woman who tells her that she can take back control. She convinces Nawal to become a prostitute because naming you pric ...more
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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.

From 1963 until 1972, Saadawi worked as Dir
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“They said, “You are a savage and dangerous woman.”
I am speaking the truth. And the truth is savage and dangerous.”
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