On Monday, November 1st we discussed Two Women in One by Nawal El-Saadawi. Saadawi is an Egyptian feminist writer, activist, physician and psychiatrist. She has written many books on the subject of women in Islam. This groundbreaking book was first published in 1975 and Saadawi paid for her bravery with exile. The main character, a woman who is trying to figure out who she is—amidst the forces of her parents, her teachers, and society in general, is drawn to a young man and then a life of student activism.
It felt appropriate to read Nawal El-Saadawi’s groundbreaking novella as we launch Hayv Kahraman’s exhibition – Pins and Needles – which explores concerns of conditioned behavior and gender roles with an imagery that combines the innocence of childhood games with a delicate painting style. For more details check out www.thethirdline.com