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Author Saʻdāwī, Naw ̄al

Title Memoirs of a woman doctor / a novel by Nawal el Saadawi ; translated from the Arabic by Catherine Cobham
Edition First City Lights Books edition
Published San Francisco : City Lights Books, 1989


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  897.706 S1244 A6/M3C 1989  AVAILABLE
Description 101 pages ; 21 cm
Summary "Rebelling against the contraints of family and society, a young Egyptian woman decides to study medicine, becoming the only woman in a class of men. Her encounters with the other students- as well as the male and female corpses in the autopsy room- intensify her dissatisfaction with and search for identity. She realizes men are not gods as her mother had taught her, that science cannot explain everything, and that she cannot be satisfied by living a life purely of the mind. After a brief and unhappy marriage, she throws herself into her work, becoming a successful physician, but at the same time, she becomes aware of injustice and hypocrisy in society. Fulfillment and love come to her at last in a wholly unexpected way."-- Book jacket
Notes Translation of: Mudhakkirāt ṭabībah
A copy of this title was donated by Professor Ron Klein
Translation of: Mudhakkirāt ṭabībah
Subject Arabic literature -- 20th century.
Literature -- Translations into English.
Women physicians -- Egypt -- Fiction.
Women -- Arab countries -- Fiction.
Women -- Arab countries -- Social conditions.
Egypt -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Author Cobham, Catherine.
LC no. 89000957
ISBN 0872862232
Other Titles Mudhakkirāt ṭabībah. English