Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Recommends

“I finally read something I love,” Adichie writes in an email in between transcontinental flights. “The writing in Saadawi’s memoir Walking Through Fire is beautifully lucid and clear (so much so that I wished I could read the original Arabic) with occasional flourishes, much like the story itself. We follow Saadawi’s recollections from exile back to her life in Egypt: her family, her medical school education, her writing, her activism, the men she loves.


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