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.
Memoirs of a Woman Doctor|
Rebelling against the contraints 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 the male and female corpses in the autopsy room...