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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Everything she didn’t feel I felt for her, such a beautiful and tragic story. But it was very fascinating that although the victim was accused famera being the criminal, the moral values that people have did not get swayed because of the power of the judicial branch.

Daniela rated it it was amazing Dec 28, I agree with the fact that this story has depicted the treatment that women get in trial is unfair. Georgia Mcmillen rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Rachel rated it really liked it May 04, It shed more light to the story and had more more meaning to it especially when you wrote on the second paragraph that you, yourself are from Egypt. Arwa Al shareef rated it really liked it Nov 23, The patriarchal society questions the power of individuality, and the concern of such gender stereotypes is ignored.

She received extensive education and became involved in politics herself.

Al-Shaykh was born in rural Lebanon but later moved to Beirut. Inhowever, she lost her job in the Egyptian government as a result of political pressure.


Read for LIT Saadawi writes a beautiful, moving story about a young Egyptian university student named Szadawi who calls the dysfunctional king “stupid” and subsequently endures days of torture in the unjust judiciary system. Women are valued most only for being a tool to be used for pleasure and to bare a child but then camerq is also the way they are most tortured for. She is also suffering a terrible pain from a wound in her lower abdomen caused by the rapes.

Feminist but worth reading.

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Kaitlyn rated it it was amazing Jun 24, Amara rated it it was ok Dec 08, Over three thousand and twenty-five hours daysLeila suffered numerous counts of rape. I found myself rooting for her and wanting her to be okay especially knowing that she took a chance against the system.

After expressing her opinions regarding the Presidents norms, which she opposed, Leila is to serve in prison. Michelle Roan rated it it was amazing Aug 04, She returned to Egypt in As an Egyptian female I can personally relate to what is being discussed in the novel as it still happens on a daily basis in Egypt. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is a big theme in her writing, the theme of tradition versus modernity.

I am reviewing for a Mid-Term and you saved me alot of reading time!! How, my daughter, did you stand so much pain? Nawal El Saadawi Arabic: If people are bind to rule and logic all the time, then what is human. Mitch rated it it was amazing Apr 17, Norton Anthology of World Literature.

In she presented herself as a candidate for the presidential elections in Egypt, with a platform of human rights, democracy and greater freedom for women. Caroline Blakeman rated it really liked it Nov 02, Thomas Keating rated it really liked it Dec 12, This site uses cookies. Jenn McCollum rated it really liked it Jun 27, It was heartbreaking to read in her point of view, and even in her parents’ when it would suddenly jump between perspective.


The former from Lebanon and the latter from Egypt.

The wound between her legs at first I didn’t understand how she got it, but after reading about her horrific experience i I absolutely loved the story, how it gradually revealed everything that happened to Leila, to the gaping wound between her legs. They are taught in universities across the world. The magazine, Health, which she had founded and edited for more than three years, was closed down.

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Trivia About In Camera. Born into a similar e, she began her long struggle for her individual right of expression and of her crusade for female emancipation in Egypt xamera the Arab world generally by the publication of her first book Women and Sex.

Diana Naya rated it it was amazing May 11, If she had been a man, he would not be suffering now the way he was. The ideology that women are suppose to do what men say is something that is thoroughly believed to this day so when a woman acts out strong repercussions occur. I agree completely that societies status quos always seems ell trump the rights and dignity of individuals. When, inher name appeared on a fundamentalist death list, she and her second husband, Sherif Hetata, fled to the USA, where she taught at Duke University and Washington State University.