Memoirs of a Woman Doctor
Memoirs of a Woman Doctor
Translated by Catherine Cobham


Nawal El Saadawi

After studying in Cairo, Nawal El Saadawi practiced 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. Prominent in the struggle for Arab women's rights, her book The Hidden Face of Eve was published in 1982. She is the author of several novels and short story collections.