Nawal El Saadawi, a famous Egyptian feminist author, physician, and psychiatrist, has passed away on 21 March 2021, at the age of 89. She wrote many books on the subject of the liberation of women, paying particular attention to the practice of genital mutilation in her society. She was described as “the Simone de Beauvoir of the Arab World”, and as “Egypt’s most radical woman”.
She was the founder and president of the Arab Women’s Solidarity Association and co-founder of the Arab Association for Human Rights. El Saadawi’s most popular books are. Saadawi was imprisoned several times due to her views. In 1993, she was forced to flee Egypt as her life was in danger due to threats by radical Islamists and also due to political threats. She moved back to Egypt in 1996. Saadawi was a prolific writer; her most popular books include “Women & Sex” and “Memoirs from a Women’s Prison.”
Team Women Chapter mourns and salutes Saadawi, the Simone de Beauvoir of the Arab World, for her daring spirit.
Rest in peace and salute!