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Georgraphy in Women at Point Zero

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Geography in Women at Point Zero
Rex Ryan and Eli Reback
Thesis
Power of the Nile
There are over 1,109 slums in all of Egypt with roughly 71 million occupants.
-14 million people live in cemeteries, mosques and huts
-lack of drinking water and unsanitary living conditions leads to an increase in diseases
- seen when Firdaus lives in a slum, only one bathroom for everyone.
Inner City Slums
Over 56% of Egypt's population lived in the countryside (2012)
-More than 45% of the people living in Upper Egypt live below the Egyptian poverty line.
-the poverty line is $569 dollars per person per year
-when the cattle died it greatly affected Firdaus's family; husband beat the wife
Rural Areas
Nawal El Saadawi weaves three geographical themes into her novel
Woman at Point Zero
to highlight the contrasting lifestyles between social classes. These themes are the economic pull and power of the Nile, the gritty inner-city slums, and the educationally undeveloped countryside.
Video:


(50 pounds=80 dollars)
Importance of the Nile: Present Day and Ancient
Present Day: the Nile is the lifeblood of Egypt

-provides transportation

-turned Egypt into an agricultural nation

-determines the value of property

Sources Water in km
Nile water 55.50
Ground water 04.80
Desalination of sea water 00.03
Non-conventional water 04.70
Total 65.03



Ancient:
- The Nile also served as a source of food for the people of ancient Egypt and was crucial to agriculture in the region. The river teemed with fish, and the ancient Egyptians consumed many different kinds such as mullet and perch
- The Nile left layers of nutrients and provided water for irrigation to essentially make agriculture and, therefore, life in ancient Egypt possible.
-The river was a regular and predictable source of water in a desert environment and because the annual flood of the Nile revitalized the floodplain with water and new soil, it symbolized rebirth for the ancient Egyptians.

Works Citied
-http://www.angelfire.com/nt/theology/06egypt.html
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Works Citied:

Aman, Ayah. "Female Prisoners in Egypt Suffer Rampant Abuse." ALMONITOR. Web. 29 Oct. 2014. <http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/06/egypt-female-detainees-abuse-harassment-prison.html>.

Cannon, Mae Elise. "Mallawy: The Countryside of Egypt…." Small Steps for a Better World. 1 Apr. 2011. Web. 30 Oct. 2014. <http://www.maecannon.com/mallawy-the-countryside-of-egypt/>.

"Egypt Electionnaire." Egypt Electionnaire. Web. 30 Oct. 2014. <http://egypt.electionnaire.com/issues/?id=21>.

"Egypt's Poverty Rate Rises to 26% in 2012/13: CAPMAS." Ahramonline. 1 Jan. 2010. Web. 29 Oct. 2014. <http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/87776/Business/Economy/Egypts-poverty-rate-rises-to--in--CAPMAS.aspx>.

Hassan, Hamdy, and Ahmad Al Rasheedy. "The Nile River and Egyptian Foreign Policy Interests - CODESRIA." Web. 30 Oct. 2014. <http://codesria.org/IMG/pdf/04_Rasheedy.pdf>.

"NCHR: No Rape, Torture in Qanater Prison | Egypt Independent." NCHR: No Rape, Torture in Qanater Prison | Egypt Independent. Web. 28 Oct. 2014. <http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/nchr-no-rape-torture-qanater-prison>.

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Stevenson, John. "EGYPT - THE LAND OF THE NILE." EGYPT - THE LAND OF THE NILE. 1 Jan. 2000. Web. 30 Oct. 2014. <http://www.angelfire.com/nt/theology/06egypt.html>.


Stevenson, John. "EGYPT - THE LAND OF THE NILE." EGYPT - THE LAND OF THE NILE. 1 Jan. 2000. Web. 30 Oct. 2014. <http://www.angelfire.com/nt/theology/06egypt.html>.


-The most important geographic feature in Egypt is the Nile River itself. It was the lifeblood of ancient Egypt, and still makes life possible in the otherwise barren desert. The longest river in the world (over 4,000 miles), the Nile is formed by the union in Khartoum, Sudan, of the White Nile from Lake Victoria in Uganda and the Blue Nile from the mountains of Ethiopia.
-The Nile represents wealth and life, generating a social and economic pull on the citizens of Cairo. Firdaus experiences this magnetic lure towards the river when she comes into contact with any wealth throughout the novel. (i.e. Sharifa, executives at her company)
Instructions to the game
- Each group will have one member match each note card to the corresponding area
- if they are right they will receive a point (winners will receive a prize)
- another member of the group will read the quote
- then the group will present what they believe the quote has to do with Geography and how it correlates with the novel

Al-Qanater or "Qanatir" Prison
-http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/06/egypt-female-detainees-abuse-harassment-prison.html

-http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/nchr-no-rape-torture-qanater-prison
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