From her prison cell, Firdaus, sentenced to die for having killed a pimp in a Cairo street, tells of her life from village childhood to city prostitute. Society’s retribution for her act of defiance – death – she welcomes as the only way she can finally be free.
Internationally acclaimed, written with a savage and beautiful simplicity, Woman at Point Zero is Nawal El Saadawi’s most powerful novel.
Nawal El Saadawi recently spoke to the BBC World Service World Book Club about the text and the podcast available here for those curious after reading: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/wbc/all
All welcome. Looking forward!