Nawal El Saadawi Quotes

Nawal El Saadawi Quotes: What makes revolutionary thought unique is its clarity and dignity, and its clear grasp of freedom and justice: simple, clear words that are understood without the need for any help from elite writers or thinkers.
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Nawal El Saadawi Quote: Home to me is the world because my books have been translated into more than 30 languages.
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Quotes about Nawal El Saadawi: Interviewer: What would you say to a woman in this country who assumes she is no longer oppressed, who believes women's liberation has been achieved? el Saadawi: Well I would think she is blind. Like many people who are blind to gender problems, to class problems, to international problems. She's blind to what's happening to her.
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Quote about Nawal El Saadawi: Language, journalism, food, sex. All is politics. Even innocent love stories are politics. ... There is no such thing as neutrality.
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Nawal El Saadawi Sayings: Love has made me a different person. It has made the world beautiful.
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Nawal El Saadawi Saying: Something I tried to hold onto, to touch if only for a moment, but it slipped away from me like the air, like an illusion, or a dream that floats away and is lost. I wept in my sleep as though it was something I was losing now; a loss I was experiencing for the first time, and not something I had lost a long time ago.
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Sayings about Nawal El Saadawi: When you are intelligent and beautiful you face a lot of problems. If you are beautiful and stupid then it's easy.
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Saying about Nawal El Saadawi: To have arrived at the truth means that one no longer fears death. For death and truth are similar in that they both require a great courage if one wishes to face them.
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Nawal El Saadawi Quotes: Motherhood goes back in history to a time when a father had no way of knowing his children. Fatherhood only became known when class patriarchal society had established itself and imposed monogamous marriage on women. Motherhood is like sun and rain and plants, a quality and product of nature which does not require laws or systems in order to exist.
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Nawal El Saadawi Quote: Democracy is not just freedom to criticize the government or head of state, or to hold parliamentary elections. True democracy obtains only when the people - women, men, young people, children - have the ability to change the system of industrial capitalism that has oppressed them since the earliest days of slavery: a system based on class division, patriarchy, and military might, a hierarchical system that subjugates people merely because they are born poor, or female, or dark-skinned.
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Quotes about Nawal El Saadawi: Words should not seek to please, to hide the wounds in our bodies, or the shameful moments in our lives. They may hurt, give us pain, but they can also provoke us to question what we have accepted for thousands of years.
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Quote about Nawal El Saadawi: There is a proverb that says, 'Talk so that I may know who you are.' But I say, 'Show me your eyes and I will know who you are.
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Nawal El Saadawi Sayings: What we require is not a formal return to tradition and religion, but a rereading, a reinterpretation, of our history that can illuminate the present and pave the way to a better future. For example, if we delve more deeply into ancient Egyptian and African civilisations we will discover the humanistic elements that were prevalent in many areas of life. Women enjoyed a high status and rights, which they later lost when class patriarchal society became the prevalent social system.
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