Sadawi, Nawal. Memoirs from the Women’s Prison. University of California Press, 1994 (reprint ed).

Imprisoned in 1981 by Anwar Sadat for alleged ?crimes against the State?, Sadawi describes women?s resistance to state violence and shares insight into the formation of a women?s community. She describes how political prisoners, both secular intellectuals and Islamic revivalists, forged alliances to demand better conditions and to maintain their sanity while incarcerated.