The Circling Song (Paperback)
With a precise and hypnotic intensity, Nawal El Saadawi pursues the conflicts of sex, class, gender and military violence deep into the psyche.
"To read this book is like looking into a kaleidoscope; as each new element in the story is added, so a new configuration is formed." -- Independent
"Nawal El Saadawi's technique is impressive: at once precise, controlled and hypnotic, even in translation. The style and meaning of the book are one. A song with no beginning and no end, the author tells its universal story." -- Everywoman
"This novel is a powerful example of the kind of anger and desperation to which Arab women writers are beginning to give vent." -- Choice
"Nawal El Saadawi is a legend in her own time. This is an ambitious work indeed." -- American Book Review