Hidden Face of Eve, The: Women in the Arab World

Doctor Ronak Husni, Nawal El Saadawi, Sherif Hetata

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Zed Books Ltd

Published: 15-10-2015

£12.99

Presents an account of brutality against women in the Muslim world. This work explores the causes of the situation through a discussion of the historical role of Arab women in religion and literature. It argues that the veil, polygamy and legal inequality are incompatible with the just and peaceful Islam.

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Description

This powerful non-fiction account of the oppression of women in the Muslim world remains as shocking today as when it was first published, more than a quarter of a century ago. Nawal El Saadawi writes out of a powerful sense of the violence and injustice which permeated her society. Her experiences working as a doctor in villages around Egypt, witnessing prostitution, honour killings and sexual abuse, including female circumcision, drove her to give voice to this suffering. She goes on to explore the causes of the situation through a discussion of the historical role of Arab women in religion and literature. Saadawi argues that the veil, polygamy and legal inequality are incompatible with the essence of Islam or any human faith. The Hidden Face of Eve remains a classic of modern Arab writing.

Additional information

Dimensions 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 496