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Our Women on the Ground: Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World

Zahra Hankir Zahra Hankir Christiane Amanpour

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Vintage
14 August 2020
Literary essays; Reportage & collected journalism; Cultural studies; Feminism & feminist theory; Gender studies: women
'Determination, grit and humour shine through' Lindsey Hilsum, Observer Nineteen Arab women journalists speak out about what it's like to report on their changing homelands in this first-of-its-kind essay collection.

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.

Here, 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.

With a foreword by CNN chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour.

INCLUDING ESSAYS BY- Donna Abu-Nasr, Aida Alami, Hannah Allam, Jane Arraf, Lina Attalah, Nada Bakri, Shamael Elnoor, Zaina Erhaim, Asmaa al-Ghoul, Hind Hassan, Eman Helal, Zeina Karam, Roula Khalaf, Nour Malas, Hwaida Saad, Amira Al-Sharif, Heba Shibani, Lina Sinjab, and Natacha Yazbeck
By:   Zahra Hankir
Foreword by:   Christiane Amanpour
Edited by:   Zahra Hankir
Imprint:   Vintage
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 129mm
Weight:   244g
ISBN:   9781529111675
ISBN 10:   1529111676
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   14 August 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Zahra Hankir (Author, Edited by) Zahra Hankir is a Lebanese British journalist who writes about the intersection of politics, culture and society in the Middle East. Her writing and journalism have appeared on BBC News, Bloomberg News, Vice and Al Jazeera English, and in Roads & Kingdoms and Literary Hub, among other media outlets. She was awarded a Jack R. Howard Fellowship in International Journalism to attend the Columbia Journalism School and holds degrees in Politics and Middle Eastern studies from the American University of Beirut and the University of Manchester. @zahrahankir, zahrahankir.com

Reviews for Our Women on the Ground: Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World

[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. -- Sarah Shaffi * Stylist * 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 cliches. -- Dwight Garner * New York Times * Zahra Hankir's pioneering collection is required reading... An antidote to the endless stream of 'clickbait' and 'content', this is journalism at its most honest and reflective - a multi-dimensional narrative about what it means to be a female journalist in the Arab world and in the West... 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. -- Sarah Collins * The Arts Desk Books of the Year * Showcases journalism at its bravest. Determination, grit and humour shine through the writing. -- Lindsey Hilsum * Observer Books of the Year * 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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