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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, 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...
Recommended by Abir Ghattas, Sophie Mcneill, and 2 others.

Abir GhattasI ordered this book and you should too! Amazing writers lineup @DonnaAN1 @AidaAlami @HannahAllam @janearraf @Linaattalah @nadabakri @Shamael_noor @ZainaErhaim @HindHassanNews @emanhelal9 @zkaram @khalafroula @malas_n @hwaida_saad @HebaShibani @BBCLinaSinjab @natachayaz (Source)

Sophie McneillJust loved meeting @ZahraHankir who is the powerful force behind the important book @OurWomenOTG it’s a must read for all inspiring reporters #AdlWW @adelaidefest (Source)

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A transformative book urging twenty-first century-women to embrace their anger and harness it as a tool for lasting personal and societal change.

Women are angry, and it isn’t hard to figure out why.

We are underpaid and overworked. Too sensitive, or not sensitive enough. Too dowdy or too made-up. Too big or too thin. Sluts or prudes. We are harassed, told we are asking for it, and asked if it would kill us to smile. Yes, yes it would.

Contrary to the rhetoric of popular “self-help” and an entire lifetime of being told otherwise, our rage is one of the...

Abir GhattasThat moment when @schemaly likes your posts! @Jafrasha & I started #HammamTalks a women talk-show inspired by Soraya Chemaly's work and her great book "Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger". (Source)

April WenselCompassion can be fierce! Women’s anger can be a powerful force for good. “Anger is the emotion that best protects us against danger, unfairness, and injustice…” For more on this, check out @GreaterGoodSC’s article about the book Rage Becomes Her. (Source)

Feminist Next Door@sheologian @LucieGarciaP Fantastic book @schemaly (Source)

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