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Nawal El-Saadawi

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

The Wisdom of Nawal el Saadawi

Earlier today on Twitter I summarized 80 year-old Egyptian feminist activist and writer Nawal el Saadawi’s comments in an interview published in the weekend edition of The Financial Times.  The parts I did not tweet is about her flirting with the writer and her opening quote: “I was very good-looking when I was younger. This created

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Nawal el Saadawi on Egypt’s Revolution

The current issue of Bidoun magazine features a very timely conversation with Egyptian feminist Nawal el Saadawi. Her view that “nothing has changed” in Egypt since January 25 of last year and her contempt for the co-optation...

Monday, February 27th, 2012

The most influential African thinker alive

At the end of 2011 we contemplated asking you, dear reader, who you think was the most influential African thinker alive. We abandoned the idea for a while because of our thing against lists (except our end of...

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

#Jan25 Egypt

One year ago Mostapha El-Shafey took this now iconic photo of a protestor, Abdulrahman Ezz, confronting police in Meydan Tahrir. Today, Egyptians aim to take back Tahrir and the revolution. There will be many more photos and videos...

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

The Rough Guide to the “Arab Spring”

No list about the "Arab Spring" is complete without Jadaliyya, the kick-ass open-source news and opinion blog arm of the Arab Studies Institute, which also puts out the Arab Studies Journal.

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Nawal el Saadawi Feels Young Again

On March 11 – just one month after Hosni Mubarak was ousted by the January 25th protesters – Nawal el Saadawi (my hero) spoke as one of the “Revolutionary Women: Voices of Dissent from Egypt and Pakistan”...

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