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El Saadawi, Nawal

Born: 1931 AD
Currently alive, at 84 years of age.
Nationality: Egyptian
Categories: Politician

1931 – Born on the 27th of October in Egypt.

1955 – She graduated in Cairo University, with the study of medicine, Giza, Egypt.

1957 – 1958 – Began writing early in her career. Her earliest writings include a selection of short stories entitled I Learned Love and the novel Memoirs of a Woman Doctor.
1972 – She published her first work, the "Women and Sex".

1973 – She worked on researching women and neurosis in the Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

1979 – 1980 – She was the United Nations Advisor for the Women’s Programme in Africa (ECA) and Middle East (ECWA).

1981 – She was put into jail.

1991 – When her life was threatened by Islamists she moved from Egypt to North Carolina, United States.

1996 – She moved back to Egypt.

2004 – She was awarded the North-South Prize by the Council of Europe.

2005 – She ran in Egyptian presidential election.