A Master of Arts in English/Arabic/English Translation and Interpreting by Lina Ali Ahmed Al Baqqarah, "Cross Cultural Translation through Nawal El Saadawi's Works." Spring 2005. Available are Both Soft and Hard Copies of the Thesis.
This thesis is an attempt to shed light on issues related to cross cultural translation through the books of Nawal El Saadawi, the famous rebellious Egyptian writer. The main aim of the thesis is to answer the question "does writing and translating about culture, including its dark side, help in reforming the society or does it foster the stereotypes target audience might have in mind about the source culture?". In other words, should writers expose their societies in front of the "Other", or should they hide the truth and pretend to be the perfect society?