Fall of the Imam By. Nawal El-Saadawi
Product code: 9781846590627 SAQI BOOKS EGYPT
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- Paperback: 235 pages
- Publisher: Telegram Books (20 July 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 978-1846590627
Bint Allah is the Daughter of God, a beautiful illegitimate girl. She is falsely accused by the Imam of adultery and sentenced to death by stoning. Then, during the annual Victory Holiday, the Imam himself is killed.
The story of each of these deaths is told repeatedly, as this powerful and poetic novel reveals the underlying hypocrisy of any male-dominated religious state, and the insufferable predicament of women in a society that must ultimately self-destruct.
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