Nawal El Saadawi
By Ayman Al-Juzi On Monday 26 October, renowned Egyptian writer, feminist and activist Nawal El Saadawi joined journalist Wendell Steavenson and a packed audience at the Frontline Club for a discussion that spanned the topics of linguistic philosophy, feminism and globalisation – all of which were explored in the context of El Saadawi‘s own life […]
Four and a half years ago, Egypt dominated headlines globally with scenes of hope and change in Tahrir Square, yet now the country garners attention for a very different reason – the imprisonment of journalists. Much has changed in Egypt since Nawal El Saadawi last spoke at the Frontline Club four years ago, and we are pleased to welcome her again to reflect on the situation today in Egypt. She will be joined in conversation with journalist Wendell Steavenson, who was in Tahrir fours years ago and has covered the change that has taken place in subsequent years.
Tonight’s event with Nawal El Saadawi, the veteran Egyptian feminist campaigner who yesterday recieved the Women of the Year Outstanding Achievement Award is sold out, but you can watch it online from 7pm. Next week we will be joined by the Guardian’s Luke Harding and the BBC’s Angus Roxburgh to discuss their experiences reporting from Russia and whether the country is a Mafia […]
Egyptian writer and activist Nawal El Saadawi has been been honoured at this year’s Women of the Year’s Awards. The novelist, feminist and activist, who who has been imprisoned and exiled as a result of her work campaigning for women’s rights, was presented with the Women of the Year Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of […]
Exiled from Egypt several times as a result of her opposition to President Hosni Mubaraks’s regime, Nawal el Saadawi was in Cairo in January when the demonstrations began in January. The renowned doctor, feminist and psychologist who has fought for change for more than half a century, was imprisoned and prevented from writing for many years. Hailed as "mother […]