Reviews

  • "The journalists in this book have demonstrated the highest professional achievements and courage. . . Without them, the stories of today and tomorrow will remain only partly told."

    Christiane Amanpour, from the Foreword
  • "A dazzling book that elegantly demonstrates how to tell stories with humility, affection, and truthfulness."

    Azadeh Moaveni, author of Lipstick Jihad
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    A remarkable book. The voices of these trailblazing women are even more vital today, when the region’s upheaval cannot be explained without local, and especially female, perspectives.

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    Hassan Hassan, New York Times bestselling co-author of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror
  • "With steely courage and pens of fire, these sahafiyat Arab female journalists – tell the stories of their country’s conflicts, providing rigor, depth and insight few outside commenters could match."

    Molly Crabapple, author of Drawing Blood
  • "In this groundbreaking anthology, Arab women write of the challenges and beauty of reporting from their homelands. They tell stories of activism, arrest, motherhood, joy, despair, exile and pain, and of how they crossed boundaries and pushed the limits professionally, culturally, and personally. I loved this book, a must-read."

    Janine di Giovanni, author of The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria
  • "The authors are a who’s who of excellent women writers who have done some of the best journalism in the Arab world."

    Kareem Shaheen, Book Riot
  • "Out of the gloom of the Middle East, this book brims with new voices – Arab women reporting on their world as no one else has seen it, with courage, inspiration, and resilience. A terrific read, full of insight and surprise."

    David E. Hoffman, former foreign editor of The Washington Post and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal
  • "An astounding, affecting collection. Rich with understanding and sincere emotional connection to the people and places that drive the news, this book contains voices that are both fresh and necessary."

    Megan K. Stack, author of Women’s Work: A Reckoning with Work and Home
  • "A compelling and gripping read . . . Hankir has created a book that we are all desperate to read."

    Middle East Monitor