It seems like it was yesterday that she sat in front of us. The strong voice with the radical message was experienced as a clear contrast to the soft hotel sofa she sat on.
Exactly ten years ago, we met at the Grand Hotel in Oslo, on the occasion of March 8, 2011 and a film premiere. Egypt's authoritarian president Hosni Mubarak had been overthrown just one month earlier. But the opposition writer, doctor and feminist Nawal El-Saadawi stressed even then that it was now that the decisive battle began. In the New Time interview she pointed out that the risk was great for the democratic revolutionone should fail:
"Mubarak's men are still there, and they are working to maintain his political power.
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