Walking Through Fire

by Nawal El-Saadawi

Walking Through Fire is the second volume of Nawal El Saadawi’s autobiography, the story of her extraordinary adult life. We read of her work as a rural doctor, her attempts to set up women’s organizations and to publish magazines and exile after her name appeared on a death list. She talks candidly of her personal struggles and her relationships — of love, companionship, shared struggle and the differences between them.