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Our Women on the Ground

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Aug 06, 2019 | 304 Pages
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“A compelling and gripping read . . . Hankir has created a book that we are all desperate to read.”
Middle East Monitor

“The authors are a who’s who of excellent women writers who have done some of the best journalism in the Arab world.”
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

“Our Women on the Ground 
is a remarkable book that fills a tremendous gap, as mainstream media coverage of the Middle East and Arab world has long been dominated by men or outsiders. 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.”
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 and illustrator of Brothers of the Gun

“This dazzling book is so many things at once: a social primer on conflict in the Arab world; visceral narration that accommodates multiple allegiances, histories, and frames of inquiry; and a work of challenging reportage that refuses to fetishize risk and presents people living with conflict as humans, not simply subjects of violence. It elegantly demonstrates how to tell stories with humility, affection, and truthfulness.”
—Azadeh Moaveni, author of Lipstick Jihad and Honeymoon in Tehran

“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

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