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Nawal Saadawi passes away

Date: 23 March 2021 Tags: Obituaries
  • Renowned Egyptian feminist, psychiatrist and novelist Nawal Saadawi has passed away due to age related illness in Cairo.
  • Saadawi’s writings have stirred controversy for decades in an overwhelming conservative society.
  • Saadawi studied medicine in Cairo University and the Columbia University in New York. She worked as a psychiatrist and university lecturer and authored dozens of books. She was also a regular writer in Egyptian newspapers.
  • As a fierce advocate of women rights in Egypt and the Arab world, her writings focused mainly on feminism, domestic violence against women and religious extremism. She was a vocal opponent of female genital mutilation in Egypt and worldwide.