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ISBN-10: 0863563554
ISBN-13: 9780863563553
Publisher: Saqi Books
Publish Date: 03/04/2020
Dimensions: 7.80" L, 5.10" W, 1.00" H

Zeina

Translator: Amira Nowaira

Paperback

Price: $12.95

Overview

Distinguished literary critic Bodour is trapped in a loveless marriage and carries with her a dark secret. She fell in love in her youth and gave birth to an illegitimate daughter, Zeina, whom she abandoned on the streets of Cairo.

Bodour doesn’t know that Zeina has blossomed into one of Egypt’s most beloved entertainers. Pining for her estranged daughter, she writes a fictional account of her life in an attempt to find solace. But as the revolution in Cairo begins to gain fire, the novel goes missing and Bodour must find who has stolen it. Will her hunt for the thief bring mother and daughter together? Or is Bodour destined to lose her daughter to Cairo forever?

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Reviews
Praise for Nawal El Saadawi and previous works

'At a time when nobody else was talking, [El Saadawi] spoke the unspeakable.' Margaret Atwood, BBC Imagine
'Read this novel to grasp the bravery of El Saadawi's activism in Egypt or to learn more about her country' The Guardian
'An uncompromising attack on patriarchy, power and hypocrisy in modern-day Egypt.' The Times
'Will haunt readers with its beautiful prose and harsh depiction of women's lives in Cairo... will keep readers guessing as to what happens next, and what is real versus imagined.' Publishers Weekly
'El Saadawi writes with directness and passion' New York Times
'A poignant and brave writer' Marie Claire
'El Saadawi has come to embody the trials of Arab feminism' San Francisco Chronicle

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Details

ISBN-10: 0863563554
ISBN-13: 9780863563553
Publisher: Saqi Books
Publish Date: 03/04/2020
Dimensions: 7.80" L, 5.10" W, 1.00" H
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