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Love in the Kingdom of Oil


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Nawal El Saadawi is an internationally renowned Egyptian feminist writer, activist and psychiatrist. She is founder and president of the Arab Women's Solidarity Association and co-founder of the Arab Association for Human Rights. She holds honorary doctorates from, among others, the universities of York, Illinois at Chicago, St Andrews and Tromso as well as Universidad Nacional Aut noma de M xico. 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. Among her numerous roles in public office she served as the National Director of Public Health and stood as a candidate in the 2004 Egyptian Presidential elections. Saadawi is the subject of the film She Spoke the Unspeakable, broadcast in February 2017 in the BBC One series Imagine. Her works have been translated into over forty languages and are taught at universities worldwide. They include Two Women in One, Memoirs of a Woman Doctor and Love in the Kingdom of Oil (all by Saqi Books).

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