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Woman at Point Zero

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  • Title: Woman at Point Zero
  • Author: Nawal El-Saadawi
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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Woman at Point Zero

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  1. A new world was opening up in front of my eyes, a world which for me had not existed before Maybe it had always been there, always existed, but I had never seen it, never realized it had been there all the time How was it that I had been blind to its existence all these years Nawal El Saadawi,Woman at Point ZeroI was told by a friend that the German title for this book is translated as I Spit on You, and it makes a lot of sense after you read the book, because that will probably be your reaction [...]


  2. Revisiting my Nobels always also includes guessing and hoping for a favourite to receive this year s award Nawal El Saadawi has been on my wish list for the Nobel Prize in Literature for many, many years, ever since she dragged me into the scary universe of Two Women in One, showing the double life of women in Egypt, conforming to rules set by men while letting their creativity and independence gain power within their own minds.The Swedish Academy being what it is, it would be completely unheard [...]


  3. I was surprised when I saw the rating forWoman at Point Zero To me, it was a solid five star book When I scrolled through the reviews, I noticed many, many five star and four star reviews, but there was a pervasive theme of how she seemed unrelatable and fake I completely disagree.First of all,Woman at Point Zerois a short read, 114 pages at the most In three chapters, Firdaus life story is framed by the author s own narrative, which develops from vaguely superior and curious to shocked and humb [...]


  4. I was hoping that Saadawi would win the Nobel Prize this time round sadly it wasn t to be However I suspect she was not surprised, as she says I am still ignored by big literary powers in the world, because I write in Arabic, and also because I am critical of the colonial, capitalist, racist, patriarchal mind set of the super powers However she is much than just a novelist writer she originally trained as a doctor, then went into politics Public Health She lost her job because of political acti [...]




  5. Yazar n M s r da Kanat r cevaevinde g r t idam mahkumu bir kad n n hikayesi Karar vermek zor insan olarak m yoksa kad n olarak m daha ok etkilendim Ger ekli ine inanmak istemeyece imiz kadar ger ek maalesef.


  6. Neval El Seddavi nin biyografik roman dam mahkumu Firdevs in ya am yk s n , onun dilinden duru bir ekilde anlat yor Firdevs, M s rl bir fahi eKitab okurken k lelik, esaret, korku, g , ger ek kavramlar n bir daha d nmenize sebep oluyor Bi rp da bitip, vurucu ve farkl bir lezzet b rak yor.r e i hi zorluk ekmeden anlat yorum nk ger ek kolay ve yal nd r Bu yal nl n i inde de vah i bir g yatar Ya am n vah i, ilkel ger eklerine ancak y llar s ren bir sava m n sonunda varabildim nk insanlar ya am n yal [...]



  7. Ne diyece ini bilmedi i anlar, genelde s yleyecek ok eyi oldu u anlar oluyor insan n u kadar n diyeyim ki nice devrimci metinden, romandan, s ylevden daha devrimci, at r at r bir hikaye Firdevs in hikayesi Bu fahi enin hikayesini okuyun l tfen Okuyun ve s ylediklerine g c n z ve d r stl n z yetiyorsa cevap verin.


  8. Review originally posted on A Skeptical Reader.Woman at Point Zero follows the life of Firdaus, a woman awaiting execution, from her youth to her present condition It s a novel that plunges deep into the pit of patriarchy, abuse of power, failures of feminism, and the sex workers industry.El Saawadi s narration is clever and precise At times she infuses a formal mechanism to her poetic form that is both beautiful and horrific to read It was frustrating that while she can be quite vivid in some p [...]


  9. This review could probably just read Men suck.But then that wouldn t cover the fact that sometimes women do too But Men suck and sometimes women as well doesn t have the same punchiness.Really though, in this story by Nawal El Saadawi men do suck Lots Whether you are a poor uneducated brute or a educated sophisticated man whether you are a pimp or a prince, a near relation or a policeman, if you are a man it is a given that you are going to seriously suck at some point Sometimes it will take so [...]


  10. I ve loved this slim novel since I read it for the first time in an undergrad literature class It s beautifully written, addictive as heck and features a harrowing main character It s simply written and that gives room for the complex narrative this my favorite type of writing This book was an enormous influence on my own novel Who Fears Death And rereading it really reminded me why.


  11. I was reluctant to read this book First and foremost, I am not a fan of biography, nor do I enjoy fiction And this book sounded like the kind that crosses the boundary between both And when I learned the book was a biography about one woman s execution for killing a man, I was convinced I would not enjoy reading it Intellectually, I am a sociologist I am intrigued by structures of power, by the structure of inequality and inequity I am always looking for the forest, not the trees I seek the big [...]


  12. terlalu pahit untuk ditelanKurang lebih sepuluh tahun yang lalu Uda Ari, tetangga kos di pogung 37a, menyarankan saya untuk membaca buku ini.Katanya, akan banyak pelajaran dalam menjadi seorang wanita yang sesungguhnya dari buku ini.Sangat cocok untuk saya yang ketika itu sangat tidak ingin merasa kalah dari siapa pun, terutama lelaki Trus, maksudnya titik nol di judulnya itu apa, Da Baca dulu makanya, Diet Nanti pasti ngerti deh maksudnya apa Kurang lebih sepuluh tahun setelahnya, saya membaca [...]


  13. Firdevs Hi de yabanc de ilsin erisinde ok iyi tespit edilmi toplum ele tirileri bulunan bu kitab okurken Cem Ke e hocam n s zleri devaml akl mda u u tu Bu topraklarda ok fazla k z ocu u var ok fazla anne var Fakat nereyse yok denilecek kadar ok az kad n var Toplumun yar s kad nlardan, di er yar s n da kad nlar n yeti tirdikleri erkeklerden olu makta Yani anlayaca n z kad n demek toplum demektir E er kad n sa l ks zsa, e itimsizse, bilin sizse toplum da sa l ks z, e itimsiz ve bilin siztir Hani N [...]


  14. In the early 1970s, Nawal El Saadawi lost her job as the Director of Health Education and Editor in Chief of Health magazine because she did something really horrible She wrote a book about women and sexSP.She turned to the research of neuroses in Egyptian women which led her to meet a doctor at an Egyptian prison who would talk to her about his experiences and some of the inmates Through this friendship with the doctor, she met Firdaus, a woman imprisoned for killing a man Firdaus was awaiting [...]



  15. My virtue, like the virtue of all those who are poor, could never be considered a quality, or an asset, but rather looked upon as a kind of stupidity, or simple mindedness, to be despised even than depravity or vice.Nearly three years between adding this and reading this was long enough to shift from being myopically proud of my cultivated tastes to becoming suspicious of why I d want this author in particular to win the Nobel Prize for Lit without having even read them There s nothing worthy o [...]


  16. Nawal El Saadawi is an internationally renowned writer, novelist and fighter for woman s rights, who was born in a village outside Cairo, Egypt When she was practicing as a psychiatrist in the 1970 s she had the opportunity while conducting research into the neurosis of Egyyptian women, to meet with a woman who had been imprisoned for killing a man, a woman who was to be executed by hanging The woman had refused to speak to anyone until that point, had also refused to sign an appeal to the Presi [...]


  17. Patriarchal Belt 136 145 2013 Gender gap index world map, Gender Inequality Distribution by M Tracy Hunter Own work Licensed under CC BY SA 3.0 via Commons 90% www3.weforum docs GGGR2015


  18. Arabic English I got confused in ratting this book between two three stars any way the author s style is a little bit boring repetitive for my taste, that is why I did not manage to finish this small book quickly The novel discusses males abuse for females in all its physical psychological formats through one main character Fardus , she grown up in a totally unhealthy environment where all humanisticrelationships are distorted have double standers , so Fadus is sick pathetic , you get companion [...]


  19. My first YA book for young girls, and had helped girls finish college and avoid early marriages and teen pregnancies Firdaus is its alternative title because it is based on a real character by that name, an Egyptian woman who was imprisoned and executed in 1974 She had suffered physical and emotional abuse from all the men in her life from her own father, her husband, her customers as a prostitute and her last tormentor, the pimp whom she killed and for which crime she lost her life The prose is [...]


  20. I have triumphed over both life and death because I no longer desire to live, nor do I any longer fear death I want nothing I hope for nothing Therefore I am free For during life it is our wants, our hopes, our fears that enslave us The freedom I enjoy fills them the patriarchy with anger I could not help but make a strong connection between the main character Firdous and Camus s philosophical approach to The Myth of Sisyphus Firdous truly is, as El Saadawi concludes, courageous than I.



  21. This novel described as creative non fiction in the Foreword probably describes the grievous and appalling conditions facing millions of women and children around the world today The subject matter and message are important, but as a novel, it didn t hit the right spot for me.There are quite a few instances where entire passages are repeated or substantially reproduced with only some minor word changes Struck with a sense of deja vu, at first I thought I had somehow accidentally flipped to the w [...]


  22. B t n kad nlar, yalanlar n, dolanlar n kurban yd Erkekler kad nlar aldat r, aldand klar i in de onlar cezaland r r a a lar, bu kadar d t kleri i in cezaland r r evlenmeye zorlar, sonra da m r boyu hizmet ili e, k f rlere ya da daya a mahk m ederlerdi En az aldat lan kad n n fahi e oldu unu kavram t m art k Evlili in kad nlar n en zalim ekilde ac ekmesine dayal bir sistem oldu unu anlam t m Ba ndan kalkamadan okudu um nadir kitaplardan biri Ne desem bilmiyorum Okuyun, mutlaka okuyun.


  23. Hati hati jika Anda ingin membaca buku ini, terutama kaum perempuan Karena begitu Anda terbius di kalimat pertama, maka Anda tidak akan berhenti sampai halaman terakhir Isinya begitu memabukkan dan membius pikiran pikiran wanita tentang feminisme Firadus, seorang perempuan yang memiliki masa kecil menyedihkan, hanya karena dia perempuan Ia mengutarakan kisah hidupnya, bagaimana gambaran kehidupan perempuan di negeri negeri Dunia Ketiga Ada suatu kalimat di novel ini yang mungkin dapat memberikan [...]


  24. This book deserves a solid five stars, I thought it was wonderful Basically, the story is said by the main character, Firdaus, which takes place in the second chapter, but it s her speaking to a doctor that wants to learn about her life In this book, you learn about a girl that gets abused by men, at a young age, she was taken advantage of by a boy and his uncle because she was still too young to understand the private parts that she should be aware of Hey uncle would secretly touch her above he [...]


  25. This translation by an Egyptian female author gives us a traumatic picture of how a young woman is brutalized physically and mentally by just about every man, relative or stranger, that she runs into She runs away from a brutal husband and becomes a prostitute to survive At first she turns cheap tricks but later she learns to turn men down, becoming exclusive and expensive, raising the level of her clientele She works her way up to being a prostitute who caters to the wealthy political and mili [...]


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