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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Nawal el Saadawi; Still On Fire

Nawal el Saadawi
Nawal el Saadawi, Egypt’s feminist firebird, appeared at the Brecht Forum in New York, in March. I so enjoyed listening to her describe not only the recent events in Egypt, but the joy and inspiration she receives from young people. It is this youthful energy and insistence that keeps this octogenarian spirited and focused.


It is imperative that we, on this side of the world, begin to listen directly from other voices that comprise our world. We need no intermediaries, just an open heart and a welcoming mind. Enjoy Nawal.


Here is a link to learn more about Nawal and her literary activism. She appeared at the Brecht Forum as part of a program entitled Revolutionary Women; Dissident Voices from Egypt and Pakistan.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/apr/15/nawal-el-saadawi-egyptian-feminist

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