A Woman of Egypt Author:Jehan Sadat Beautiful, courageous, brilliant, controversial, living ina world wholly dominated by men, Jehan Sadat defied the traditions of her country and culture. More than a witness to the tumultuous years which saw Egypt gain its freedom from British colonial rule and become a republic under Gamal Abdel Nasser, Jehana Sadat is among those who have made... more » her country's and the world's history.
She had a conventional Egyptian middle-class vhildhood in Cairo. Though her mother was English, the girl longed for Egypt's liberation. As a seventeen-year-old, she fell in love with a divorced revolutionary hero fifteen years her senior, who had recently been released from a British jail.« less