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Nawal El Saadawi to Speak at Carleton
“Women, Politics and Creativity: Unveiling Arab Women”
An evening discussion with
Nawal El Saadawi
Thursday, October 28th, 1999
Alumni Theatre (Theatre A, Southam Hall)
Author, feminist, psychiatrist, professor, Nawal El Saadawi is sometimes
described as “the Simone de Beauvoir of the Arab world” .Nawal El Saadawi
has had a major influence on the lives of women globally. Her outspoken
support of political and sexual rights for women has resulted in her arrest
on more than one occasion. Her most recent book, A Daughter of Isis, was
published in 1999.
Admission is free, however donations are requested to help cover costs.
Booksigning to follow lecture (with Octopus Books).
Organized by: Carleton’s Middle East Discussion Group, and CEPAL
Co-Sponsored by: School of Journalism/Mass Communications, the Pauline
Jewitt Institute of Women’s Studies, Department of Sociology and
Anthropology, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Department of
Political Science, Department of English Literature, Department of Law, the
School of Political Economy, Canadian Studies, Dean of FASS, Equity
Services/Status of Women Office, CUSA,GSA , the Arab Students’ Union CU, the
Action Group for Afghan Women, the Womyn’s Centre, Sociology and
Anthropology Student Caucus, NCCAR, SomCan
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