تمضي نوال سعداوي في سرد مذكراتها كطبيبة كانت بحاجة في لحظة من اللحظات إلى من يداويها... يداوي آمالها التي انبعثت مع لحظات انبثاق أنوثتها... وآلامها التي تفجرت مع تفجر هذه الأنوثة... المجتمع بتداعيات معتقداته... والأهل بسجن عاداتهم وأفكارهم... والنفس بهواجسها وتطلعاتها ومعصيانها وتمردها، وبإذعانها أخيراً لشيء ما... تعلن مذكراتها.
Memoirs of a Woman Doctor, a novel by Egyptian physician and novelist Nawal al-Saadawi, this story was first published in 1960 and has since been translated to many languages. Rebelling against the constraints of family and society, a young Egyptian woman decides to study medicine, becoming the only woman in a class of men. Her encounters with the other students ... intensify her search for identity.
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Saadawi, Nawal (1931-2021) نوال السعداوي
Dar al-Adab, Beirut 2012 (c. 1960)
13.5 x 19 cm
Arabic Fictional Memoir - Women - Egypt
From The English Edition: Rebelling against the constraints of family and society, a young Egyptian woman decides to study medicine, becoming the only woman in a class of men. Her encounters with the other students - as well as with male and female corpses in the autopsy room - intensify her search for identity. She realises that men are not gods, as her mother had taught her, that science cannot explain everything, and that she cannot be satisfied by living a life purely of the mind. After a brief and unhappy marriage, she throws herself into her work, becoming a successful and wealthy doctor. But at the same time, she becomes more aware of the injustice and hypocrisy in society. She comes to find fulfilment, not in isolation, but through her relationship with others.