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Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World Cover Image
By Zahra Hankir (Editor), Christiane Amanpour (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143133414
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Published: Penguin Books - August 6th, 2019

A fearlessly honest and fascinating collection of essays from some of the bravest journalists in the world: the Arab women writers who defy cultural expectations and put their lives on the line to report the stories from a rapidly changing Middle East. Full of hope, loss, despair, and unexpected bursts of humor, this is a timely reminder of the necessity of real journalism and the power stories have to change the world.


Review by Sarah

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The Island of Sea Women: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501154850
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Published: Scribner - March 5th, 2019

At the heart of this historical fiction is the lifelong friendship of two girls growing up in a matriarchal sea-diving community on the South Korean Island of Jeju.

While Korean (and world) history envelops the island we get a glimpse of a remarkable community of women that really exists and is not long for this world. Choices we make and how and IF we forgive are explored.


Review by Elisabeth