Earlier today, we lost one of Egypt's foremost feminist writers and political activists, Dr Nawal El Saadawi (born 1931). A uniquely courageous woman who inspired so many, women as well as men, to stand up against their oppressors.

Her outspokenness landed her in prison under Sadat's regime, and this is where in 1981 she wrote "مذكراتي في سجن النساء" (Memoirs from the women's prison <- link is to the translation by Marilyn Booth). And in today's episode, I read extracts in masri from her (fusha) introduction to this book.

As we did last week, I ask some comprehension questions after the reading, so you can listen to the question, pause, try to answer, before listening to mine.

Below, you can see the فصحى original followed by my بالمصري version, and below that, a glossary (with words such as زفة، شلة and دوشة), and the comprehension questions. Enjoy! :)

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Download glossary and questions here

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