Wed 28th Oct

That’s What She Said with Nawal El-Saadawi


For Books’ Sake are very excited to be hosting a special That’s What She Said – along with the usual spoken word written and performed exclusively by women we have Nawal El-Saadawi in conversation with For Books’ Sake Director, Jane Bradley.

Nawal is one of the world’s most influential feminist writers and activists. She is the author of over 50 books and short stories. In 1958 she was appointed Egypt’s Director of Public Health and spent many years touring villages in Egypt fighting to improve women’s health and education. In 1975 her seminal novel Woman at Point Zero was published and in 1981 she was imprisoned by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat for her feminist activism and publishing a feminist magazine. She was forced to flee Egypt in 1988 following threats from conservative Islamists. She returned to live in Cairo in 1996 and has lived there ever since. In 2011 she joined the protests which ousted President Hosni Mubarak, and she remains an indefatigable fighter for women’s rights and social justice around the world.

If you want to apply for an open mic slot, please email

Times: Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start.

Price: £5 in advance £8 on the door

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Photo credit: Sable Lit Mag

Mon 23rd Nov

Thinking & Drinking . Spoken Word

Thu 26th Nov

Boko Boko
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