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God Dies by the Nile

Nawal El Saadawi is the 2007 recipient of the African Literature Association's Fonlon-Nichols Award! "People have become corrupt everywhere. You can search in vain for justice or true morality. They no longer exist." Kafr El Teen is a beautiful, sleepy village on the banks of the Nile. Yet at its heart it is tyrannical and corrupt. The Mayor, Sheikh Hamzawi of the mosque, and the Chief of the Village Guard are obsessed by wealth and use and abuse the women of the village, taking them as slaves, marrying them and beating them. Resistance, it seems, is futile. Zakeya, an ordinary villager, works in the fields by the Nile and watches the world, squatting in the dusty entrance to her house, quietly accepting her fate. It is only when her nieces fall prey to the Mayor that Zakeya becomes enraged by the injustice of her society and possessed by demons. Where is the loving and peaceful God in whom Zakeya believes? Nawal El Saadawi's classic attempt to square religion with a society in which women are respected as equals is as relevant today as ever.

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Cover Art for 9783639557060, Culturas Nacionales y Organizacionales en Empresas del Alto Parana: La influencia de la cultura en los negocios by Victor Alfredo Britez Chamorro
God Dies by the Nile
United Kingdom Jul, 2007 Paperback Being refreshed... Being refreshed...
Cover Art for 9780862322946, God Dies by the Nile by El Saadawi, Nawal
God Dies by the Nile
United Kingdom Oct, 1985 Hardback Being refreshed... Being refreshed...

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