Dr Nawal el Saadawi

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Nawal El Saadawi is a leading Egyptian feminist, physician and writer. She qualified as a doctor in the 1950s and has spent much of her life drawing attention to the oppression of women. Her work has been banned and she has been imprisoned for her beliefs.

Now aged 81 she continues to campaign. She’s in conversation with Lyse Doucet about her life and work.

(Image: Nawal El Saadawi, Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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