Woman at Point Zero

Introduction

Woman at Point Zero (Arabic: امرأة عند نقطة الصفر‎, Emra'a enda noktat el sifr) is a novel by Nawal El Saadawi published in Arabic in 1975. The novel is based on Saadawi's encounter with a female prisoner in Qanatir Prison and is the first-person account of Firdaus, a murderess who has agreed to tell her life story before her execution. The novel explores the issues of the subjugation of women, female circumcision, and women's freedom in a patriarchal society.


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