‘An all-encompassing and blood-curdling indictment of patriarchal society.’
'An unforgettable, unmissable book for the new global feminist.'
‘Nawal El Saadawi writes with directness and passion.’
New York Times
'This novella opened my eyes to the ideas of power structures.'
Ailah Ahmed, Stylist
'This book will look you dead in the eye… I thoroughly recommend this book because it will make you examine the ways in which people in impossible situations can retain dignity and control over themselves. Read it wide-eyed.'
Books By Broads
‘This extraordinary novel forces us to the edge, and deep inside what must be one of the worst tales of women’s oppression, while somehow managing to inspire hope, if only through the courage of Nawal El Saadawi for being one of the first to tell this story to the world.’