Love in the Kingdom of Oil by Nawal El Saadawi
A woman disappears without a trace. The police commissioner investigating the case enquires: was she of dubious morals, was she the rebellious sort? Nobody understands how a woman could simply walk away, leaving husband and home behind. After all, in the Kingdom of Oil where His Majesty reigns supreme, no woman has ever dared disobey the command of men.
Surreal and satirical, Love in the Kingdom of Oil is a startling reflection on the limits of female freedom in a society unable and unwilling to shrug off the multiple faces of patriarchy.