I‘m awestruck & speechless. These essays by female Arab & Middle Eastern journalists spoke in volumes with such commendable tenacity, courage & resilience. This is a needed perspective I highly recommend.
Read for #NFNov challenge, hosted by @Clwojick & @rsteve388
A set of mini-memoirs written by sahafiya, women journalists, on the frontlines of turbulent events in the Middle East over the last 30 years, this collection is poignant, emotional, and inspiring.
16 hrs so far for #24B4Monday. I hope to get a little more reading done today, but if not, I‘m happy with what I‘ve accomplished this weekend, including 4 1/2 hours yesterday for #deweysreadathon
I love the idea of a #weeklyforecast ( @Cinfhen you are BRILLIANT! 😘). My goal is to finish the tagged book, read everything below it, and start The Blue Eye. I‘m also hoping to finish my reread of The Black Khan via audio.
I only just bought this one, so I haven‘t started reading it yet. As soon as I finish The Beekeeper of Aleppo I plan on starting on some of these essays. I look forward to seeing a new perspective on the Middle East that I feel I don‘t often hear about.
It‘s a little warmer and stickier than is truly comfortable, but there is a strong breeze, so I‘m going to try to get a little reading done for #24b4monday while enjoying my new deck. The dogs can‘t decide if they want to be inside with Mom or outside with me. 😂 #Bailey #dogsoflitsy #pitbullsoflitsy
oh my god this book is so so so good and intense and life changing. Please read it 🖤
A collection of essays by Arab women journalists from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia, this book gives such an unique perspective into each of these countries and the life of a journalist. It also made motivated to subscribe to the NYT to support the journalists who put their lives on the line so that we can learn the truth of our world. Wonderful, inspiring, harrowing read.
19 essays from Arab women journalists from all over the Arab World. This was eye opening to this American in his self spun cocoon. I had no idea what the Arab Spring was or how it started or who Mohamed Bouazizi was. How this was a catalyst for everything that happens in this decade for the Middle East. I must admit I had my own preconceived notions about the area and women from the Middle East and this was revelatory. I‘m glad I read it. 👇🏼
This is from the introduction but I‘m 2/3rds of the way finished with it. I could have finished it tonight but this isn‘t a book one barrels through. If you‘re like me and have had your head in the sand, it‘s pretty eye opening. Much respect to all these women.
We have signed copies of Zahra Hankir's Our Women on the Ground! 👏 Nineteen women journalists 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.
Today‘s mini-#libraryhaul #bookhaul brought to me by the color GREEN. 🤣🤣 I‘m super excited about the tagged book. Marilou looks questionable for me, and I can‘t remember why I requested it, but I‘m going to give it a shot.
This looks right up my alley! It isn‘t available from any of my libraries...have any of you Littens read it? Should I go ahead and jump in and purchase it? Recommendations appreciated!