Nawal El Saadawi

Nawal El Saadawi

Gender: Female

Nationality: Egypt

Job Title: Writer

Nawal El Saadawi is an Egyptian feminist writer. She is also an activist and a well-known psychiatrist.

Also known as Nawal El-Sadawy, El Saadawi was born on the 27th of October 1931. In 1955, she graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Cairo.

As a writer, Nawal started writing at an early age; she wrote her first short story back in the year 1957, it was entitled I Learned Love.

One year later, she wrote the novel Memoirs of a Woman Doctor. Since then, she has written a lot of books on topics related to women in Islam. Nawal also talked about a social practice of female genital mutilation (Concision). As she was a victim to the process of female genital mutilation herself as a young girl.

Nawal El Saadawi is considered as a leading radical feminist in Egypt and the Arab World. She also strongly opposes the Hijab trend gradually taking over the scene in Egypt.

In September 2010, Nawal Saadawi received an honorary doctorate degree from Mexico University.

At the age of 80, Nawal El-Sadawy participated and witnessed the Egyptian Revolution of January 2011 which took place in Tahrir Square and toppled the regime of Hosni Mubarak.

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