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Book review: Woman on point zero

I hope for nothing

I want nothing

I fear nothing

I am free.

~ Firdaus

If those words do not send a chill down your spine I don’t know man, I really do not know what more I can say to you. It’s been a while since a book has wowed me, yes I have come across good reads but wowing reads are hard to find. Written by Nawal El Saadawi and set in Cairo, Egypt in 1975 this book is but a treasure. From the first word to the last word it draws you in and you become oblivious for a minute. I intended to do a few things today but this book was jus un-putable down as it sucks you into the world of Firdaus, a woman who has experienced all kinds of “men are trash.” The author’s style of writing makes you resonate and dig deep down until you find a Firdaus in yourself. She is of the idea that all women are prostitutes only that we have a different price. Could she be right? The ending is not a happy one, as we have established I am not a fan of deceiving storylines with happy endings. Not a happy ending, but you get some sort of satisfaction over Firdaus and how she was courageous than many given the circumstances influencing her whole being. I give it a 9/10 and I do suggest you read this book and sponge as much of it as you can you definitely will not regret it. I urge you to read the book here and i bet you will also be giving it resounding reviews!!

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