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She Spoke the Unspeakable

Alan Yentob visits Egyptian author Nawal El Saadawi in Cairo and travels with her to her village of origin, to address global challenges in a surprising and personal way.

The Egyptian author Nawal El Saadawi is a global legend, as outspoken, hilarious and totally un-self-censored at 85 as she ever was, she remains a force of nature. Imagine... visits her at home in Cairo and travels with her to the village where she was born.

A writer of over 50 books and a winner of numerous international awards, she is famed as a pioneer in the fight against female genital mutilation, to which she herself was subjected. In this edition of the programme, she addresses some of the world's biggest challenges in a surprising and personal way.

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Tue 7 Mar 2017 02:10

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Jan Garbarek Group

    Psalm

  • Anouar Brahem

    Epilogue (Pour Manfred Eicher)

  • Bobo Stenson

    Polska Of Despair

  • London Symphony Orchestra

    Sad Jane

  • Misha Dichter

    Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11

  • Hazon Aaron & Kohen Yasak

    Hades Kekedem

  • Jan Garbarek Group

    Psalm

  • Anouar Brahem

    Battements

  • Steven Isserlis & London Symphony Orchestra

    The Annunciation

  • Hazon Aaron & Kohen Yasak

    Azkir Hasde El

  • Hazon Aaron & Kohen Yasak

    Hades Kekedem

  • Anouar Brahem

    Battements

  • Jan Garbarek Group

    Psalm

  • Anouar Brahem

    Battements

  • Mikhail Pletnev

    Variations On A Theme of Corelli

  • Jan Garbarek Group

    Psalm

  • Anouar Brahem

    Lumière Du Silence

  • Anouar Brahem

    Iram Retrouvée

  • Anouar Brahem

    Iram Retrouvée

  • Arild Andersen

    Sagn

  • Egberto Gismonti & Naná Vasconcelos

    Bianca

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest Nawal El Saadawi
Interviewed Guest Deeyah Khan
Interviewed Guest Margaret Atwood
Interviewed Guest Mona Eltahawy
Interviewed Guest Leyla Hussein
Series Editor Alan Yentob
Executive Producer Tanya Hudson
Producer Jill Nicholls
Director Jill Nicholls

Broadcasts

  • Tue 21 Feb 2017 22:45
  • Tue 21 Feb 2017 23:10
  • Tue 7 Mar 2017 02:10

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