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By Nawal El-Saadawi Juan Andrés Iglesias | Comments: ( 193 ) | Date: ( Feb 23, 2020 )

Nawal el Saadawi s classic tale attempts to square Islam with a society in which women are respected as equals is as relevant today as ever People have become corrupt everywhere You can search in vain for Islam, or a devout Muslim They no longer exist Kafr El Teen is a beautiful, sleepy village on the banks of the Nile Yet at its heart it is tyrannical and corrupt.Nawal el Saadawi s classic tale attempts to square Islam with a society in which women are respected as equals is as relevant today as ever People have become corrupt everywhere You can search in vain for Islam, or a devout Muslim They no longer exist Kafr El Teen is a beautiful, sleepy village on the banks of the Nile Yet at its heart it is tyrannical and corrupt The Mayor, Sheikh Hamzawi of the mosque, and the Chief of the Village Guard are obsessed by wealth and use and abuse the women of the village, taking them as slaves, marrying them and beating them Resistance, it seems, is futile Zakeya, an ordinary villager, works in the fields by the Nile and watches the world, squatting in the dusty entrance to her house, quietly accepting her fate It is only when her nieces fall prey to the Mayor that Zakeya becomes enraged by the injustice of her society and possessed by demons Where is the loving and peaceful God in whom Zakeya believes

  • Title: Dios muere a orillas del Nilo
  • Author: Nawal El-Saadawi Juan Andrés Iglesias
  • ISBN: 8425419093
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Nawal El-Saadawi Juan Andrés Iglesias

Nawal El Saadawi Arabic was born in 1931, in a small village outside Cairo Unusually, she and her brothers and sisters were educated together, and she graduated from the University of Cairo Medical School in 1955, specializing in psychiatry For two years, she practiced as a medical doctor, both at the university and in her native Tahla.From 1963 until 1972, Saadawi worked as Director General for Public Health Education for the Egyptian government During this time, she also studied at Columbia University in New York, where she received her Master of Public Health degree in 1966 Her first novel Memoirs of a Woman Doctor was published in Cairo in 1958 In 1972, however, she lost her job in the Egyptian government as a result of political pressure The magazine, Health, which she had founded and edited for than three years, was closed down.From 1973 to 1978 Saadawi worked at the High Institute of Literature and Science It was at this time that she began to write, in works of fiction and non fiction, the books on the oppression of Arab women for which she has become famous Her most famous novel, Woman at Point Zero was published in Beirut in 1973 It was followed in 1976 by God Dies by the Nile and in 1977 by The Hidden Face of Eve Women in the Arab World.In 1981 Nawal El Saadawi publicly criticized the one party rule of President Anwar Sadat, and was subsequently arrested and imprisoned She was released one month after his assassination In 1982, she established the Arab Women s Solidarity Association, which was outlawed in 1991 When, in 1988, her name appeared on a fundamentalist death list, she and her second husband, Sherif Hetata, fled to the USA, where she taught at Duke University and Washington State University She returned to Egypt in 1996.In 2004 she presented herself as a candidate for the presidential elections in Egypt, with a platform of human rights, democracy and greater freedom for women In July 2005, however, she was forced to withdraw her candidacy in the face of ongoing government persecution.Nawal El Saadawi has achieved widespread international recognition for her work She holds honorary doctorates from the universities of York, Illinois at Chicago, St Andrews and Tromso Her many prizes and awards include the Great Minds of the Twentieth Century Prize, awarded by the American Biographical Institute in 2003, the North South Prize from the Council of Europe and the Premi Internacional Catalunya in 2004 Her books have been translated into over 28 languages worldwide They are taught in universities across the world.She now works as a writer, psychiatrist and activist Her most recent novel, entitled Al Riwaya was published in Cairo in 2004.

Comments Dios muere a orillas del Nilo

  • Neal Adolph

    As readers we like to imagine silly things of the writers whose books we read, like that Nawal El Sadaari is somehow found in her language and her stories. I have no doubt that this is somewhat true, but it is an unusual conceit which, I suspect, writers often wish to separate themselves from. Now, I don’t think that it is necessarily untrue, but I think we must be careful to trust our judgements of people when we make judgements about their books.Nonetheless I’m going to make some of those [...]

  • Tariq Mahmood

    Wow, greed and lust has no bounds. The message may read too fantastic for a Western reader but all too real for anyone hailing from Middle East. I think the book wonderfully depicts the political scene with this heart wrenching tale of helpless peasents living in a obscure village on the bank of the great Nile. Saadawi is indeed a courageous woman to have made the claim almost as big as Nietzich's that Allah is dead and is buried on the banks of the Nile. Only now can I begin to understand the i [...]

  • Mohamed

    I have no words to express how painful and heart- wrenching this story is. What deepens the already sinking feeling in my heart is knowing that there are thousands, if not millions of stories out there just like this one

  • Halley Sutton

    Dreamy tone throughout, but I guess more of a nightmare than a dream.

  • Robert Beveridge

    Nawal el Saadawi, God Dies by the Nile (Zed, 1974)Nawal el Saadawi, Egyptian doctor, feminist, and activist, has written close to thirty books, spent time in prison for being a subversive, and for more than forty years has been a leader of progressive thinking in Egypt. So why is she almost unknown in America? I'm not entirely sure anyone can answer that question completely. Better to just try and correct the problem.God Dies by the Nile, originally published in Egypt in 1974, is the story of a [...]

  • Betty

    This book contained three novels by Nawal El Saadawi – “God Dies by the Nile”, “Searching”, and “The Circling Song”. The writing in each is riveting with moments of beauty, moments too horrifying to imagine, disturbing dreams, and lives of despair. She struggles with the incongruity of religion and its treatment of women. She gets inside the minds of Arab women who struggle for meaning in their lives and fight oppression daily.Her books were banned in Egypt; she was imprisoned for [...]

  • Maryam

    This is my first experience with Nawal El Saaadawi, I am completely blown away. She is the Pram of the Middle East, her literature is definitely revolutionary. The author did an amazing job at providing the details for the characters and settings, the vast cultural difference did not hinder the reader from understanding the gravity of the plot. It might be a shock at the beginning for first time readers, as it did for me, but the experience was worth it. No wonder her books struck fear into the [...]

  • Thikra

    To read this book after the fall of Mubarek makes this thin novel even more relevant then ever. A must read for anyone trying to understand how corruption takes form in a society and encapsulates the entire fabric of a society stifling growth or any positive development. A very static condition of poverty where the daily diet of the peasants consists of wormed cheese, pickles, dry bread and occasionally a mulberry.

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  • Samantha

    I won this book via First Reads Giveaways.I received a paperback copy.

  • Angelica

    3.5 starsI'll admit that I was leery about reading this book because I have not been fond of other translated novels. The story might be good, but the writing style makes it difficult for me to immerse myself in it. I don't know if this is a fault of the translator or rather a foreign style of story telling that I don't enjoy.That said, I feel like this was worth reading, even if the writing confused or annoyed me at times. It was difficult to read the stories of these women and men who were pre [...]

  • Nana Fredua-Agyeman

    God Dies by the Nile* (Zed Books, FP: 1976; 175) by Nawal El Saadawi is a compendium of political, cultural, social, and religious oppression of a people by a demagogue through a supposed ruling class whom he gets to do what he wants. In this book, Nawal El Saadawi, whose subject of interest revolves around [religious] oppression in a patriarchal society, discusses how a people blinded by religion could become delusional in their depravity and even deemed it the will of God.In this story, set in [...]

  • World Literature Today

    "God Dies by the Nile (1974; Eng. 1985) is set in a small village on the banks of the Nile and explores the corruption of government officials who victimize the inhabitants of the small village. By turns, women are most easily marked as the target of such corruption and suffer immensely. That women suffer in her works is a given, but an examination of the nature of the suffering is what is placed in the foreground." - Adele Newson-HorstThis book was reviewed in the November/December 2016 issue o [...]

  • Andrea

    It wasm, brutal. And angry. Beautifully written and profoundly depressing. And it exposed the immense power held by petty officials and their corruption and greed and insecurities. It exposed the horrifying lot of women whatever class they were born into. Worth reading.All well and good, but an entire village void of anyone who can actually ask a rational question or grasp why things are the way they are much less struggle against that? A whole village full of people who cannot see beyond their [...]

  • Sivananthi T

    Three short novels which cover various aspects of women's lives and women's rights in a country increasingly consumerist, and fundamentalist. In the first story God Dies by the Nile, the girls in the story are preyed upon, and violated by men in power, who also hold religious power. The second story Searching - mixes reality and feelings/dreams - of a woman who is seeking to be an independent chemist, however social roles circumscribes her ability to realise her self. In the last, and most troub [...]

  • Lori

    Three stories included in this book. Each story was filled with metaphors making it difficult for me to read and get back into once I put the book down. However, there were a few places in The Circling Song that I actually stopped and wrote down a sentence from the book because it was so profoundly written (and I wanted to remember it). Sadness permeates each story; all three stories center around women and the injustice suffered within their society.

  • Moose

    The story itself was powerful. It looked at the ways that people who are poorer or in a lower position of power are manipulated and taken advantage of, how easily their lives can be ruined by the greedy and power hungry. I did not enjoy the prose style. The author had too many dream sequences that became tedious to read and really didn't add anything to the story.

  • Anne Millen

    I read this book years ago and was knocked sideways. I have just re-read it and am sideways again. That things have not changed is a tragedy, but we can learn something from it: Women's voices are not heard and nothing will change until they are. We need to listen to and learn from the Nawal El Saadawis of this world. Bravo Nawal for carrying on!!

  • Erin

    This is a good book by a not so well known African author. It was unsettling how the "god" of this village uses twisted religion to satisfy his sexual appetite. It's one more view of how absolute power corrupts absolutely.

  • Melanie Wilson

    God Dies By The Nile and Other Novels by Nawal El-SaadawiThe stories in this book are very powerful. An insight to things very hard to imagine.Best to read each one of these separately.I received this book through First Reads Giveaway

  • Christina

    Allegorical protest novel about the abuse and exploitation of peasants, especially women, in Egypt. I didn't like it. I'll be reviewing it for the Blue Bookcase at the beginning of June, and participating in A Year of Feminist Classics. (feministclassics.wordpress)

  • Nayanda

    So beautifully written you forget where you are.

  • Jenny

    At the core, it is a powerful story - but the telling is so muddled and repetitive that it was often a struggle to follow what was going on.

  • Ylva

    Läst på svenska.

  • MelissaH

    Uno de los libros que todo occidental debe leer antes de hablar de los musulmanes.

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  • Jodi

    I enjoyed Women at Point Zero when I read it back in 2001. I am curious about Nawal El Saadawi's other writings.

  • Adrian Colesberry

    Charming book, as I remember. I don't read enough contemporary translated literature.

  • Nadia

    I'm not sure what side of the moloukhia debates this book supports tbh

  • Carol Painter

    Read each of these separatelye is an amazing woman and tells the most powerful stories.I love her and consider her one of the my great heroes.

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