Analysis of “God Dies by River Nile”

"God Dies by River Nile" illustrates religious, political, and social issues in Kafr EL Teen. Nawal El Saadawi describes the life of a peasant woman, Zakeya, her son, Gala, brother Kafriwa, and two nieces, Zeinab and Nefissa. The Mayor is a strong political figure in the community and is surrounded by four individuals who help him control the village. These include the village guard, Sheikh Zahran; the village mosque's Imam, Shaikh Hamzawi; and the village doctor and barber, Haj Ismail. The Mayor is obsessed with Zakeya's nieces and forcefully wants to marry them. This leads to Nefissa escaping.

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