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The Fall of the Imam

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Bint Allah knows herself only as the Daughter of God. Born in a stifling male-dominated state, ruled by the Imam and his coterie of ministers, she dreams of one day reaching the top of a distant hill visible through the bars of the orphanage window.

But Bint Allah's ambitions do not escape the attention of the Imam, who never feels secure no matter how well he protects himself. When the Imam falsely accuses Bint Allah of adultery and sentences her to death by stoning, he is not prepared for what happens next.

'Haunting and often mesmerising ... a powerful and moving expos of the horrors that women and children can be exposed to by the tenets of faith.' New Humanist, UK
'At a time when nobody else was talking, El Saadawi] spoke the unspeakable.' Margaret Atwood, BBC Imagine
'The leading spokeswoman on the status of women in the Arab world' The Guardian
'El Saadawi writes with directness and passion' New York Times
'A poignant and brave writer' Marie Claire
'El Saadawi has come to embody the trials of Arab feminism' San Francisco Chronicle

ISBN-13: 9780863566127

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Saqi Books

Publication Date: 05-12-2020

Pages: 240

Product Dimensions: 7.70h x 5.10w x 0.90d

Saadawi, Nawal El: - Nawal El Saadawi is one of the world's most influential feminist writers and activists. She is founder and president of the Arab Women's Solidarity Association and cofounder of the Arab Association for Human Rights. Her works have been translated into over forty languages and are taught at universities worldwide.
Murray, Jenni: - Jenni Murray is an English journalist and broadcaster. She has presented BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour since 1987 and writes for magazines and newspapers including The Guardian, Daily Express and the Daily Mail. She is the author of seven books including A History of Britain in 21 Women and Woman's Hour: Words from Wise, Witty and Wonderful Women. Murray was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to broadcasting in 1999 and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2011 Birthday Honours. She is a patron of both Breast Cancer Campaign and the Family Planning Association, vice-president of Parkinson's UK and a supporter of Humanists UK.