... a stirring, provocative and well-made new anthology ... a book that banishes all manner of silences ... rewrites the hoary rules of the foreign correspondent playbook, deactivating the old clichés. Each of these women has a story to tell. Each has seen plenty ... has many aspects to it, but at bottom it imparts a pervasive sense of fear and loss.
... timely and affecting ... The essays contain evocative and emotional imagery; the stories shared by these women are heartrending and deeply humanistic. They show the real cost of war as well as the challenges unique to these female reporters, from enduring sexual harassment to navigating laws that mandate a male escort as they travel ... An emotionally resonant and eminently readable anthology of true accounts that will appeal greatly to readers interested in global women’s issues, journalism, and the modern Arab world.
... the 19 essays in this collection are remarkable, illuminating stories of the lives of female journalists working in the Arab and Middle Eastern worlds ... Readers will be moved as each essay reflects both its writer and the people whose stories she reported to the world.