Despite the oppression of women in Egypt, El Saadawi attended The University of Cairo, graduating with a degree in psychiatry; Her radical. In Camera has 43 ratings and 6 reviews. Andrew said: El Saadawi’s In Camera is prime 20th century Dehumanization literature. The book shows the oppress. Between these two stories “In Camera” by Nawal EL Saadawi and “Punishment” by Rabbindranath Tagore, there are many similarities and differences. First.

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She was released one month after his assassination. Women have a mind of their own and can do what is best for them unlike animals that are controlled by human beings.

“In Camera” by Nawal El Saadawai | Great Works of Literature II

Inshe established the Arab Women’s Solidarity Association, which was outlawed in In the courtroom, the judge exudes his power with his large hammer and speaking voice, reading out loud the charges of the young Leila. Bob Cat rated it it was ok Oct 02, Daniela rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Her books have been translated into over 28 languages worldwide. Her humanity stripped from her, trying to call for water but having lost her voice. Nawal El Saadawi Arabic: This story written by an Egyptian author and this story encompasses the nature of the political system in Egypt.

The understanding of self is examined, and the concept of interdependence is to characterize this gender discrimination. This tale is meant to spark discussion and bring light to topics like rape and physical abuse since they are seen as controversial and usually happen under closed doors.


She returned to Egypt in She did not do anything wrong, and she is not worthy to be treated like an animal. I found myself rooting for her and wanting her to be okay especially knowing that she took a chance against the system. As a female in a male dominated world she is constantly describing her experience to that of an animal.

Grace Wilhite rated it really liked it Jun 13, Rachel Deckard rated it liked it Mar 29, Feminist but worth reading. This reveals that how unfair the government could be. But she had not listened to him. I am reviewing for a Mid-Term and you saved me alot of reading time!!

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This narrative tries to bring awareness to the issue as the saadasi language allows the reader to visualize the graphic scene Leila had to go through. As if to say the only good thing about having a girl is the value of her physical beauty. If people are bind to rule and logic all the time, then what is human. Michelle Roan rated it it was amazing Aug 04, This shows in nawxl way she writes about more political issues, often criticizing governments.

After expressing her opinions regarding the Presidents norms, which she opposed, Leila is to serve in prison. At that point, the judicial branch is very corrupted. I now appreciate so much the freedom of speech I have knowing it is not so free to say anything you want.

Rachel rated it really liked it May 04, It was heartbreaking to read in her point of view, and even in her parents’ when it would suddenly jump between perspective. The judge repeats her statement to the crowd of onlookers in the courtroom only to find the tables turned The protagonist is a women who is on trial for crimes of speaking out against the state.


Taking over the Internet, one rant at a time, since Yet the only thing she feels when she does is fear, and she prefers to keep her eyes closed. El Saadawi on the other hand grew up in a very politically involved, well off family.

At other places iot can come with a very heavy price. They have often been presented alongside each other as feminist critics of Arab culture but they explore the topic in different ways.

This right here is the reason they must go all the way to the city for a women only swimming pool as well. It is the men who do this that are stupid, not the women who face this heinous act.

The patriarchal society questions the power of individuality, and the concern of such gender stereotypes is ignored. His thoughts sum up how entirely backwards this patriarchal society is, for instead of feeling pity for his daughter like any caring father would, he is ashamed of her.

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