Rebelling against the constraints of family and society , a young Egyptian woman decides to study medicine, becoming the only woman in a class of men. Her encounters with the other students - as well as the male and female corpses in the autopsy room - intensify her dissatisfaction with and her search for identify. She realizes men are not gods as her mother had taught her, that science cannot explain everything and tha she cannot be satisfied living a life purely of the mind.
After a brief and unhappy marriage, she throws herself into her work, becoming a successful physician, but at the same time, she becomes aware of injustice and hypocrisy in society. Fulfillment and love come to her at last in a wholly unexpected way.
Biografia, Autobiografia, Memórias