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Riz Khan
Mother of the revolution
Nawal el-Saadawi has been fighting for change in Egypt for more than half a century.
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2011 09:55 GMT

As Egypt prepares to herald in a new era, what role will women play in the emerging political landscape?

Nawal el-Saadawi, the world renowned Egyptian novelist, feminist and activist has been fighting for change in Egypt for more than half a century.

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Her outspoken criticism of Egypt's authoriatarian regime has forced her into exile on and off for the past 15 years.

But in the past few weeks, fearless as ever, she returned to the streets of Cairo alongside her fellow Egyptians, to continue her age-old demand for justice and democracy.

On Monday, Nawal el-Saadawi joins us from Cairo, to discuss her life-long political activism, her part in the revolution on the streets of Cairo and her vision for Egypt's future.

You can join the conversation. Watch this episode of Riz Khan live on Monday, February 14, at 1930GMT. Repeats will air on Tuesday at 0430GMT, 0830GMT and 1430GMT.

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