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Nawal Al Saadawi

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First broadcast:
Monday 28 November 2011

This week in the second of two special programmes recorded in Egypt, Razia Iqbal talks to the feminist campaigner Nawal Al Saadawi.

Al Saadawi was born in a remote village in Egypt in 1931.

In a fiercely conservative country she has spent her life fighting for women's rights, including campaigns against female circumcision, domestic violence and political exclusion.

In a country where just over half the adult female population can read and write, Razia Iqbal asks her how her books have contributed to her campaigns.



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