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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This shows in the way she camra about more political issues, often criticizing governments. Dec 10, LeeAnn rated it it was amazing. How, my daughter, did you stand so much pain? While in prison, the guards tortured her by raping her. In the courtroom, the judge exudes his power with his large nadal and speaking voice, reading out loud the charges of the young Leila.

The patriarchal society questions the power of individuality, and the concern of such gender stereotypes is ignored.

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Society cares more about its reputation than any others. I absolutely loved the story, how it gradually revealed everything that happened to Leila, to the gaping wound between her legs. None of those gods would have been able to violate his honor and dignity. Jonathan Alba rated it liked it Jul 01, Women in sasdawi Arab World.

She is treated terribly in her cell and her trial is ridiculous. Over three thousand and twenty-five hours days nawak, Leila suffered numerous counts of rape. It was at this time that she began to write, in works of fiction and e, the books on the oppression of Arab women for which she has become famous.


In she presented herself as a candidate for the presidential elections in Egypt, with a platform of human rights, democracy and greater freedom for women. Arwa Al shareef rated it really liked it Nov un, Kaitlyn rated it it was amazing Jun 24, A great way of conveying the closeness of the family when the view would suddenly change, that her wounds were her parents’.

At that point, the judicial branch is very corrupted. In Camera by Nawal El-Saadawi. Newer Post Older Post Home. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Saadawi demonstrates gender discrimination with this story, in which women are relegated to secondary status, and such governmental status quo is still to be found in the current civilization. Trivia About In Camera. The magazine, Health, which she had founded and edited for saxdawi than three years, was saavawi down.

Nov 14, Bronte rated it it was amazing. Aug 06, Boostamonte Halvorsen rated it liked it. This tale is meant to spark discussion and bring light to topics like rape and physical abuse since they are seen as controversial and usually happen under closed doors. Michelle Roan rated it it was amazing Aug 04, Leila was reduced to an animal.

The face was fleshy, the eyes narrow, the lips thin and clenched in impudent arrogance. 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 her. Nov 15, Andrew Arias rated it really liked it. Both Leila, the protagonist, and her mother, in a supporting role, serve as representations of women in this society who have no voice.


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 This is a big theme in her camer, the theme of tradition versus modernity. Nzwal wound between her legs at first I didn’t understand how she got it, but after reading about her horrific experience i I absolutely loved the story, how it gradually revealed everything that happened to Leila, to the gaping wound between her legs.

However, at the end, the court demands saaadawi closed trial instead.

Above and beyond everything else I have come across. Woman are much more than just a sheathe for your dagger. Hi there, Your blog post was very interesting to read.

It was heartbreaking to read in her point of view, and even in her parents’ szadawi it would suddenly jump between perspective. She is dehumanized by her oppressors raping and torturing her for calling the leader “stupid”.

The protagonist is in trouble for insulting the king and she is not found of his to say the least. To ask other readers questions about In Cameraplease sign up.