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Love in the Kingdom of Oil

Love in the Kingdom of Oil (Paperback)

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A woman disappears without a trace. The police commissioner investigating the case enquires: was she of dubious morals, was she the rebellious sort? Nobody understand how a woman could simply walk away from it all, leaving husband and home behind. After all, in the 'kingdom of oil' where 'His Majesty' reigns supreme, no woman has ever dared to obey the command of men. When she finally reappears there is a blurring of the distinctions between the men in her life. She leaves one to become the of another, and when she eventually returns to her first husband, she finds he has taken a new wife. In many ways, to her all men are one and the same...In this rich novel El-Saadawi draws anew to confront major issues and questions surrounding a woman's role and position in a repressive, patriarchal order.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Saqi Books Publication Date: 01/06/2001 ISBN-13: 9780863563379  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 01/06/2001.  

Nawal El-Saadawi is an internationally-renowned Egyptian writer and feminist. After studying psychiatry in Cairo, she practised medicine both in Egyptian cities and in the countryside. She became director of health education in Egypt, but her writing made her increasingly the focus of controversy. Her book Woman and Sex, published in 1972, dealt openly with subjects considered taboo. Several of her novels have been translated into English. Two Women in One, Memoirs of a Woman Doctor and Love in the Kingdom of Oil are also published by Saqi Books

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