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Nawal El Saadawi: “I’m 80 Years Old But I’m Ready to Fight”

 

“They gave them bribes to beat us, to beat us here. . . .  My friends here, my friends, my daughter and son, who are here among the people, who are here together, they want me to go home.  I said no.  I have to stay here, because . . . we have to fight back together.  I’m 80 years old, but I’m ready to fight.  So we shouldn’t go home. . . .  I demonstrated against King Farouk during the 50s. . . .  We demonstrated against King Farouk, against Nasser, against Sadat, against Mubarak.  I went to prison under Sadat.  I lived in exile under Mubarak.  But I am here, I’m 80 years old, and we’re not going to submit.” — Nawal El Saadawi


Nawal El Saadawi is a leading Egyptian feminist, writer, and medical doctor.  This video was released by Newsweek on 2 February 2011.


 

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