Despite the oppression of women in Egypt, El Saadawi attended The University of Cairo, graduating with a degree in psychiatry; Her radical. In Camera has 43 ratings and 6 reviews. Andrew said: El Saadawi’s In Camera is prime 20th century Dehumanization literature. The book shows the oppress. Between these two stories “In Camera” by Nawal EL Saadawi and “Punishment” by Rabbindranath Tagore, there are many similarities and differences. First.

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The fact that her vision was taken from her, being encased in a dense fog, attempting to find her parents through sniffing around for their scents Arwa Al shareef rated it really nqwal it Nov 23, Amara rated nawak it was ok Dec 08, While in prison, the guards tortured her by raping her. The declared closed trial shows that judicial branch is not going to treat this woman case fairly and humanly.

Trivia About In Camera. Rachel Deckard rated it liked it Mar 29, The patriarchal society questions the power of individuality, and the concern of such gender stereotypes is ignored. They are taught in universities across the world. After expressing her opinions regarding the Presidents norms, which she opposed, Leila is to serve in prison. As if to say the only good thing nawall having a girl is the value of her physical beauty.

Kelsey rated it it was amazing Jul 02, Nov 14, Bronte rated it e was amazing. Inn consequence, she is being accused for saying the truth and the audience applauded her when they were told why she was charged for. El Saadawi’s “In Camera” is prime 20th century Dehumanization literature. Check back for more soon! There was also a feeling of dread when you realized she would go through more torture upon being taken back and having the judges around her make it a closed hearing.


It is the men who do this that are stupid, not the women who face this heinous act. Hi there, Your blog post was very interesting to read. If people are bind to rule and logic all the time, then what is human. Aug 06, Boostamonte Halvorsen rated it liked it. Over three thousand and twenty-five hours daysLeila suffered numerous counts of rape. sawdawi

Yet the only thing she feels when she does is fear, and she prefers to keep her eyes closed. In she presented herself as a candidate for the presidential elections in Egypt, with a platform of human rights, cmaera and greater freedom for women.

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I’m glad it helped you refresh for your final. Her books have been translated into over 28 languages worldwide. El Saadawi on the other hand grew up in a very politically involved, well off family.

She is escorted by her traditional grandmother and they struggle to find the pool in the bustling city. And I think that is what make people great. She saadawk unable to fully see the courtroom in its light, due to ca,era in the dark prison for so long, so that the images she can make out seem to be in a thick fog Leila was reduced to an animal.

Daniela rated it it was amazing Dec 28, She is treated terribly in her cell and her trial is ridiculous. She did not do anything wrong, and she is not worthy to be treated like an animal.

The wound between her legs at first I didn’t understand how she got it, but after reading about her horrific experience it became an amazing symbol of women sl in the culture she lives in. I agree completely that societies status quos always seems to trump the rights and dignity of individuals.


Her humanity stripped from her, trying to call for water but having lost her voice. Veronica rated it it was amazing Apr 21, In Camera by Nawal El-Saadawi. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Refresh and try again.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Women are valued most only for being a tool to be used for pleasure and to bare a child but then it is also the way they are most tortured for. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The main character was abused and did not treat well based on the text where it says that she is thirsty and still can feel the wounds in waadawi. This reveals that how unfair the government saadaai be. Michelle Roan rated it it was amazing Aug 04, No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Politics, my girl, is not for women and girls. None of those gods would have been able to violate his honor and dignity. El Saadawi also uses body imagery to evoke the emotions of sex politics in her story. Dec 10, LeeAnn rated it it was amazing.

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Rachel rated it really liked it May 04, Woman are much more than just a sheathe for your dagger. For two years, she practiced as a medical doctor, both at the university and in her native Tahla. However, at the end, the court demands a closed trial instead.