The Fall of the Imam

The Fall of the Imam

Nawal El Saadawi


Who will overthrow the Imam? Who will defeat the oppression, the tyranny, the injustice and the killings? ... Then, who's the Imam? Is he the guy, the male, the daddy, the husband, the ruler, the chief? Bint Allah (the Daughter of God), a gorgeous illegitimate woman, a baby of sin, seemed down upon via these round her, is falsely accused by means of the Imam of adulterous relationships and sentenced to dying by way of stoning. This robust and poetic novel by means of Egypt's best feminist author finds the underlying hypocrisy of a male-dominated spiritual nation, and increases wisdom of the unbearable concern of ladies in a society with a purpose to finally self-destruct. "More than the other girl, El Saadawi has come to embrace the pains of Arab Feminism."—San Francisco Chronicle "A poignant-and brave-writer."—Marie Claire

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