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 stirring, provocative and well-made new anthology . . . a book that banishes all manner of silences... that rewrites the hoary rules of the foreign correspondent playbook, deactivating the old clichés. "

    New York Times
  • "[An] inspiring and extraordinary essay collection… the stories these women have to tell are unique, and deeply needed at a time when our gaze so often turns to what’s happening in the Arab world."

    Stylist
  • "Compelling… With this book, Hankir shines a light on the strength of those who have reported on war and womanhood and invites us to “listen to what they have to say”. I urge you to accept her invitation."

    The Arts Desk
  • "The essays are at turns searing, poignant, and funny, but what shines through in all of them is the sheer strength of the women writing."

    The Atlantic
  • "In an era where the truth is put up for debate, let’s celebrate these women, who venture into conflict to get at the truth."

    Refinery29
  • "Groundbreaking and intimate...allows the reader to imagine what current affairs coverage would look like if it was a continuous examination of a country’s evolution from the perspective of those who live there."

    Literary Hub
  • "An intimate glimpse into the courage and pressures bearing on the determined women who report on their own homelands... These sahafiyat are observers as well as insiders... while the women display remarkable resilience, they also speak of dilemmas and loss with heart-breaking clarity. Each has made great sacrifices and is trying to process where she stands."

    Chatham House
  • "Refreshing (and long overdue) . . . Will appeal to readers of all genders and backgrounds who want to broaden their understanding of the Arab world."

    NPR.org
  • "A dazzling book that elegantly demonstrates how to tell stories with humility, affection, and truthfulness."

    Azadeh Moaveni, author of Lipstick Jihad