Egyptian writer and prominent feminist Naual el Saadawi, a symbol of the emancipation of women in the Arab world, has died at the age of 89 from health problems, AFP reported, quoted by BTA.
Naual el Saadawi is a psychiatrist and writer. She has written about 50 books in which she speaks out against polygamy, veiling, inequality between men and women according to Islam, and circumcision, which affects more than 90 percent of Egyptian women.
Her work has been controversial for decades in the prevailing conservative society.
Her most famous books are “In the beginning was the woman” and “The woman and sex”.
She left Egypt in 1993 after receiving threats from Islamists. He worked at Duke University in the United States for three years.
In 2005, he returned to Egypt and ran for president, but withdrew from the race due to his inability to campaign.
Naual el Saadawi has been imprisoned several times for her left-wing political views. In 2007, the Al-Azhar Theological Institute accused her of desecrating Islam.