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Our Women on the Ground
Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World
Edited by: Zahra Hankir Foreword by: Christiane Amanpour

Edited by :

Zahra Hankir ,

Foreword by :

Christiane Amanpour

ISBN:

9780143133414

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General/trade
Aug 06, 2019
$23.00 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

7.72in x 5.05 x 0.76 in | 0.52 lb

Page Count:

304 pages

Illustrations:

11 B&W PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
Penguin Publishing Group
Penguin Books
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
19 Arab women journalists speak out about what it’s like to report on their changing homelands in this first-of-its-kind essay collection, with a foreword by CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour

A growing number of intrepid Arab and Middle Eastern sahafiyat—female journalists—are working tirelessly to shape nuanced narratives about their changing homelands, often risking their lives on the front lines of war. From sexual harassment on the streets of Cairo to the difficulty of traveling without a male relative in Yemen, their challenges are unique—as are their advantages, such as being able to speak candidly with other women at a Syrian medical clinic or attend an exclusive beauty contest for sheep in Saudi Arabia.

In Our Women on the Ground, nineteen of these women tell us, in their own words, about what it’s like to report on conflicts that (quite literally) hit close to home. Their daring and heartfelt stories, told here for the first time, shatter stereotypes about the region’s women and provide an urgently needed perspective on a part of the world that is frequently misunderstood.

Story Locale: Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen

FOREWORD BY CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, CNN Chief International Correspondent and host of Amanpour

FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNTS: Most books about Arab women and the Arab world are reported from an outsider’s perspective. Here, we get to hear from Arab women themselves, who prove that they’re not the silent, oppressed women they’re often made out to be with intimate, personal essays that range from heartbreaking to darkly funny.

ALL-NEW, ORIGINAL ESSAYS, ACCOMPANIED BY 11 BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOS

WELL-CONNECTED CONTRIBUTORS who write for publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Vice, BuzzFeed, Bloomberg, and NPR, and who are telling their own stories for the first time.

NECESSARY READING in the age of the Muslim ban

CRASH COURSE ON DECADES OF ARAB POLITICAL HISTORY, from the Syrian refugee crisis to the Iraqi war. These essays are packed with inside stories and vivid details from the authors’ impressive careers, making them an accessible and fascinating way to learn more about the region.

Zahra Hankir is a Lebanese-British journalist who writes about the intersection of politics, culture and society in the broader Middle East. Her work has appeared in publications including Bloomberg, BBC News, Al Jazeera English, Businessweek, Roads & Kingdoms, and Literary Hub. She was awarded a a Jack R. Howard Fellowship in International Journalism to attend the Columbia School of Journalism and holds degrees in Politics and Middle Eastern Studies. Christiane Amanpour is CNN’s chief international anchor and the host of Amanpour, the network’s award-winning flagship global affairs program.

Author Residence: London, UK

Author Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon

Marketing: Social media and online promotion

Academic marketing and library promotions

ZahraHankir.com / Twitter / Instagram



Publicity: Print and online reviews and features

National broadcast campaign

Political media attention



Author Website: ZahraHankir.com

Author Social Media: Twitter, Instagram: @ZahraHankir. Twitter: @CAmanpour (foreword)

“Refreshing (and long overdue)…Will appeal to readers of all genders and backgrounds who want to broaden their understanding of the Arab world.”
—NPR

“A refreshing anthology of essays by female writers whose work cut through the many clichés of Middle East reporting. Their accounts provide honest and raw depictions, recounted from their own experiences and from other women whose stories are often overlooked when reporting on foreign policy and conflict.”
The New York Times

“It has been many years since I have, at the end of a book, felt compelled immediately to start again from the beginning…. [A] superb compendium of reporting by Arab women…Intelligence and depth of insight…radiate[s] from these brilliant journalists.”
—Bobby Ghosh, Bloomberg

“Excellent.”
—n+1

“A masterpiece…[and] an absolute must-read.”
—Bust

“Truly groundbreaking.”
—InStyle

“Powerful.”
—Bustle

“Incredibly eye-opening.”
Cosmopolitan

“Showcases journalism at its bravest. Determination, grit and humour shine through the writing of reporters who frequently face opposition from their own families.”
The Guardian, “The Best Books of 2019”

“Refreshing and revelatory…A rich mosaic of an often-misunderstood region…[that] allows the authors to represent themselves not merely as female journalists or Arabs but as full human beings.”
Ms. Magazine

“Several of the[se women] have reported bravely on the conflict in Syria and the travails of women living under ISIS rule…. They provide a perspective and a range of contacts and ideas born of experience that had previously been largely missing.”
—The New York Review of Books

“These nineteen brief, riveting essays argue for a more honest, experiential approach [to journalism].”
—The Times Literary Supplement

“These voices and stories are much needed.” 
Book Riot

“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

“Remarkable [and] illuminating.”
Booklist (starred review)

“[A] timely and affecting collection…[that] will appeal greatly to readers interested in global women’s issues, journalism, and the modern Arab world…. Heartrending and deeply humanistic.”
Library Journal (starred review)

“Offering a blend of memoir, war reporting, cultural commentary, history, and politics, these powerful essays deliver insightful analysis.”
Publishers Weekly

“These stories from the field are rare and remarkable…. A timely, engaging work that reveals why the journalist’s profession is so important and so endangered.”
Kirkus

“Powerful [and] essential.” 
—BookPage

“Candid, evocative and above all, daring.” 
—Harper’s Bazaar Arabia

“[A] pioneering collection…Journalism at its most honest and reflective.”
—The Arts Desk

“Provides an intimate glimpse into the courage and pressures bearing on the determined women who report on their own homelands.” 
Chatham House


“Inspiring and extraordinary.”
Stylist

“A beautiful book of gripping and illuminating essays.”
America Magazine

“A compelling and gripping read.”
Middle East Monitor

“A revelation.”
The National

“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. A terrific read, full of insight and surprise.”
—David E. Hoffman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Billion Dollar Spy

“This astounding, affecting collection offers a sweeping panorama of the contemporary Arab experience…. Rich with understanding and sincere emotional connection.”
—Megan K. Stack, author of Women’s Work

A remarkable book that fills a tremendous gap…The voices of these trailblazing women are even more vital today.”
Hassan Hassan, New York Times bestselling co-author of ISIS

“A dazzling book that elegantly demonstrates how to tell stories with humility, affection, and truthfulness.” 
—Azadeh Moaveni, author of Lipstick Jihad and Guest House for Young Widows

“Stark and haunting. I loved this book…. A must-read.”
—Janine di Giovanni, author of The Morning They Came for Us

“With steely courage and pens of fire, these sahafiyat—Arab female journalists—tell the stories of their countries’ conflicts, providing rigor, depth and insight few outside commenters could match.”
—Molly Crabapple, co-author and illustrator of Brothers of the Gun and author of Drawing Blood

“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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