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On Spurious Geneses: Nawal El Saadawi

in Between Rites and Rights: Excision in Women's Experiential Texts and Human Contexts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756877
eISBN:
9780804768375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756877.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Nawal El Saadawi denounced excision as a medically dangerous practice intended to control female sexuality. She is the first woman writer to provide a first-person account of her own excision in her ... More


Women’s Rights and the Lure of Self-Determination in Nawal El Saadawi’s Woman at Point Zero

Elizabeth S. Anker

in Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451362
eISBN:
9780801465635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451362.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Nawal El Saadawi's Woman at Point Zero to highlight the fragile status of women's rights as well as the discordant relationship between the individual and the ... More


In Passing and Other Circumspections: Nwapa, El Saadawi, Rifaat

in Between Rites and Rights: Excision in Women's Experiential Texts and Human Contexts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756877
eISBN:
9780804768375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756877.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Kenyan women writers such as Charity Waciuma (Daughter of Mumbi) and Muthoni Likimani (They Shall Be Chastised) addressed the issue of excision in their novels by dwelling on unexcised women, or ... More


Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature

Elizabeth S. Anker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451362
eISBN:
9780801465635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451362.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Over the past fifty years, debates about human rights have assumed an increasingly prominent place in postcolonial literature and theory. Writers from Salman Rushdie to Nawal El Saadawi have used the ... More


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