Nawal Al Saadawi
Nawal Al Saadawi was born in October 27, 1931 in the small village of Kafr Tahla. She graduated as a medical doctor in 1955 from Cairo University; Nawal is an Egyptian Muslim feminist writer, activist, physician and psychiatrist. She has written many books on the subject of women in islam but she pays more attention to the practice of female genital mutilation in her society (Cairo).
She became the director Of Public health, she started observing women´s physical and psychological problems in her village, she realized that those problems were produced by her society and she also realized the difficulties and inequality confronted by rural women.
Saadawi began writing early in her career, her writings shorts stories (I learned Love, 1957) , Novels (Memoirs of a Woman Doctor,1958) and personal memoir (Memoir from the Women's Prison, 1986).She also published anthologies who has been translated into over 20 languages. One of the most important works was ¨ Women and Sex¨, about aggressions to women´s body and The Hidden Face of Eve, covered a multitude of matters in relation with Arabic women as the aggression against feminine children and the feminine genital mutilation, the prostitution, sexual relations, marriage and divorce and the Islamic fundamentalism.
Nawal el Saadawi has held positions of Author for the Supreme Council for Arts and Social Sciences in Cairo; Director General of the Health Education Department and other important positions.