Middle Eastern History

The story of how young Kurdish women brought down terrorists from the Islamic State group finally gets told in The Daughters of Kobani.

The story of how young Kurdish women brought down terrorists from the Islamic State group finally gets told in The Daughters of Kobani.

Homeira Qaderi’s searing memoir Dancing in the Mosque tells the story of one woman who could not conform to the strictures of Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.

Homeira Qaderi’s searing memoir Dancing in the Mosque tells the story of one woman who could not conform to the strictures of Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.

Leila Slimani collects Moroccan women’s testimonies, woven together with her own reflections on Morocco’s social attitudes toward sex, in Sex and Lies.

Leila Slimani collects Moroccan women’s testimonies, woven together with her own reflections on Morocco’s social attitudes toward sex, in Sex and Lies.

“What happened to us?” This question haunts the Middle East and the Arab world. It’s also the question posed by Kim Ghattas in her illuminating new book.

“What happened to us?” This question haunts the Middle East and the Arab world. It’s also the question posed by Kim Ghattas in her illuminating new book.

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