Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

not-for-profit - a workers'co-op - committed to social justice | 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY - 0151 708 7270

Women in the Middle East -

Related categories: Feminism & Women / World - Middle East /
Related booklists: Women's Biography and Autobiography, Women and Islam, Nawal El-Saadawi, Jewish Women,

This website can't tell you if a book is in our shop right now or not. Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. You can always call us or use the enquiry links to ask if a book is in stock or how long it would take to order. (Note: we do our best to keep information up to date, but occasionally prices may have changed.)

Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 42 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book They Called Me a Lioness : A Palestinian Girl
    They Called Me a Lioness : A Palestinian Girl's Fight for Freedom - by Ahed Tamimi and Dena Takruri

    £14.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780593134597 | ISBN 10: 0593134591

    A Palestinian activist jailed at sixteen after a confrontation with Israeli soldiers illuminates the daily struggles of life under occupation in this moving, deeply personal memoir.  “I cannot even begin to convey the clarity, the intensity, th ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Greater than the Sum of Our Parts: Feminism, Inter/Nationalism, and Palestine by Nada Elia
    Greater than the Sum of Our Parts: Feminism, Inter/Nationalism, and Palestine - by Nada Elia

    £14.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780745347479 | ISBN 10: 0745347479

    An inspiring and intersectional re-imagining of the path to liberation in Palestine.   How is the struggle for Palestinian freedom bound up in other freedom struggles, and how are activists coming together globally to achieve justice and l ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book These Bodies of Water: A Personal History of the British Empire in the Middle East by Sabrina Mahfouz
    These Bodies of Water: A Personal History of the British Empire in the Middle East - by Sabrina Mahfouz

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781472282507 | ISBN 10: 1472282507

    ‘Impossible to put down while you’re reading, and impossible to forget about when you’ve finished’ Glamour  After a gruelling job interview where she was interrogated about everything from her political leanings to her family background, ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book The Daughters of Kobani: The Women Who Took On The Islamic State by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
    The Daughters of Kobani: The Women Who Took On The Islamic State - by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781800750890 | ISBN 10: 1800750897

    The extraordinary story of the women who took on the Islamic State and won.  In 2014, northeastern Syria might have been the last place you would expect to find a revolution centered on women's rights. But that year, an all-female militia faced o ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book We Wrote in Symbols: Love and Lust by Arab Women Writers by Selma Dabbagh (Editor)
    We Wrote in Symbols: Love and Lust by Arab Women Writers - by Selma Dabbagh (Editor)

    £14.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780863563973 | ISBN 10: 086356397x

    It is a little-known secret that Arabic literature has a long tradition of erotic writing. Behind that secret lies another - that many of the writers are women.  We Wrote in Symbols celebrates the works of 75 of these female writers of Arab heri ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran by Masih Alinejad
    The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran - by Masih Alinejad

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780349008967 | ISBN 10: 0349008965

    BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK   This memoir is the extraordinary story of how one Iranian woman overcame enormous adversity to fight for what she truly believed and founded a major movement for women around the world with the simple removal of her ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book The Beekeeper of Sinjar by Dunya Mikhail
    The Beekeeper of Sinjar - by Dunya Mikhail

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788161299 | ISBN 10: 1788161297

    In The Beekeeper of Sinjar, the acclaimed poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail tells the harrowing stories of women from across Iraq who have managed to escape the clutches of ISIS. Since 2014, ISIS has been persecuting the Yazidi people, killing or ens ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad
    The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State - by Nadia Murad

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780349009773 | ISBN 10: 0349009775

    'Telling my story of first, surviving genocide and then, as a captive of ISIS is not easy, but people must know.'   The remarkable and courageous story of Nadia Murad, a twenty-three-year-old Yazidi woman who is working with Amal Clooney to chall ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Daring to Drive by Manal Al-Sharif
    Daring to Drive - by Manal Al-Sharif

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781471164422 | ISBN 10: 147116442x

    The story of the woman who inspired change with her call for greater freedoms for women.  Manal al-Sharif was born in Mecca the year fundamentalism took hold in Saudi Arabia. As a young girl she would burn her brother's boy band CDs in the ov ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book The Girl Who Escaped ISIS by Farida Khalaf and Andrea C. Hoffmann
    The Girl Who Escaped ISIS - by Farida Khalaf and Andrea C. Hoffmann

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784702755 | ISBN 10: 1784702757

    In August 2014, Farida Khalaf was just a normal Yazidi girl, living in a village high in the mountains of northern Iraq. Then her village was attacked and swiftly taken by ISIS fighters, and her whole world changed. The jihadists murdered the men and ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Until We Are Free: My Fight For Human Rights in Iran by Shirin Ebadi
    Until We Are Free: My Fight For Human Rights in Iran - by Shirin Ebadi

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781846045028 | ISBN 10: 1846045029

    In this powerful book, Dr Shirin Ebadi, Iranian human rights lawyer and activist, tells of her fight for reform inside Iran, and the devastating backlash she faced after winning the Nobel Peace Prize.   Having fought tirelessly for democracy, equa ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Raif Badawi: The Voice of Freedom - My Husband, Our Story by Ensaf Haidar and Andrea C Hoffmann
    Raif Badawi: The Voice of Freedom - My Husband, Our Story - by Ensaf Haidar and Andrea C Hoffmann

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408707937 | ISBN 10: 1408707934

    A powerful and moving account of the treatment of Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger sentenced to 1000 lashes, as well as the story of his wife and their family's struggle.  The whole world knows the face of the young man with the bright black ey ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book The Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria by Samar Yazbek
    The Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria - by Samar Yazbek

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781846044885 | ISBN 10: 184604488x

    Journalist Samar Yazbek was forced into exile by Assad's regime. When the uprising in Syria turned to bloodshed, she was determined to take action and secretly returned several times.  The Crossing is her rare, powerful and courageous testament ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution by Mona Eltahawy
    Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution - by Mona Eltahawy

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781780228877 | ISBN 10: 1780228872

    `A ground-breaking call to arms against misogyny in the Arab world by award-winning journalist Mona Eltahawy, author of Why Do They Hate Us?, the article which went viral and was debated around the globe. In November 2011, Mona Eltahawy came to wor ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert by Gertrude Bell
    A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert - by Gertrude Bell

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780143107378 | ISBN 10: 0143107372

    The writings of one of the great woman adventurers of the twentieth century - the 'female Lawrence of Arabia' - and the subject of a new film starring Nicole Kidman.   In the last century, few people lived more astounding - or influential - li ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Reading "Lolita" in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
    Reading "Lolita" in Tehran: A Memoir in Books - by Azar Nafisi

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780241246238 | ISBN 10: 0241246237

    'That room for all of us, became a place of transgression. What a wonderland it was! Sitting around the large coffee table covered with bouquets of flowers - We were, to borrow from Nabokov, to experience how the ordinary pebble of ordinary life coul ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book My House in Damascus: An Inside View of the Syrian Revolution by Diana Darke
    My House in Damascus: An Inside View of the Syrian Revolution - by Diana Darke

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781908323996 | ISBN 10: 190832399x

    How did Syrias revolution lose its way?   My House in Damascus illuminates the darker recesses not just of Syrias history and politics, but also its society and secrets. Drawing on the authors firsthand knowledge of Syrias many communitie ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book A Year on Fire Mountain: An Occupation Diary by Anna Habibti
    A Year on Fire Mountain: An Occupation Diary - by Anna Habibti

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781502822291 | ISBN 10: 1502822296

    Explosive toilets, stuffed giraffes, and "special milk".... Welcome to the Palestine that rarely makes it to the news. A Year on Fire Mountain is Anna Habibti's diary of her year in Nablus, one of the most isolated cities in the West Bank of occu ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Becoming Visible in Iran: Women in Contemporary Iranian Society by Mehri Honarbin-Holliday
    Becoming Visible in Iran: Women in Contemporary Iranian Society - by Mehri Honarbin-Holliday

    £20.00   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781780760865 | ISBN 10: 1780760868

    Becoming Visible in Iran disputes the widespread stereotypes about Muslim women prevalent in the West, providing a vivid account of young women in contemporary Iran. Beginning at home, women are infusing dramatic change by challenging the patriarchal ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book The Warrior Women of Islam: Female Empowerment in Arabic Popular Literature by Remke Kruk
    The Warrior Women of Islam: Female Empowerment in Arabic Popular Literature - by Remke Kruk

    £16.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781848859272 | ISBN 10: 1848859279

    Colloquial Arabic storytelling is most commonly associated with the Arabian Nights. But few people are aware of a much larger corpus of narrative texts known as popular epic. These heroic romantic tales, originating in the Middle Ages, form vast cycl ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution by Samar Yazbek
    A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution - by Samar Yazbek

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781908323125 | ISBN 10: 1908323124

    A well-known novelist and journalist from the coastal city of Jableh, Samar Yazbek witnessed the first four months of the uprising first-hand and actively participated in a variety of public actions and budding social movements. Throughout this perio ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Tehran, Lipstick and Loopholes by Nahal Tajadod
    Tehran, Lipstick and Loopholes - by Nahal Tajadod

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781844085149 | ISBN 10: 1844085147

    A wry and humorous account of the author's quest to get her Iranian passport renewed.   She embarks on a bizarre and circuitous journey, meeting a colourful cast of characters along the way: two photographers who specialise in Islamic portrai ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Women in Israel: Race, Gender and Citizenship by Nahla Abdo
    Women in Israel: Race, Gender and Citizenship - by Nahla Abdo

    £19.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848139541 | ISBN 10: 1848139543

    Women in Israel provides a fresh, gendered analysis of citizenship in Israel.   Working from a framework of Israel as a settler-colonial regime, this important, insightful book presents historical and contemporary comparative approaches to th ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing by Darina Al-Joundi & Mohammed Kacimi, translated by Marjolijn de Jager
    The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing - by Darina Al-Joundi & Mohammed Kacimi, translated by Marjolijn de Jager

    £13.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781558616837 | ISBN 10: 1558616837

    Raised on Baudelaire, A Clockwork Orange, and fine Bordeaux in 1970s Lebanon, Darina Al-Joundi was encouraged by her unconventional father to defy all taboos. As the bombs fell, she lived an adolescence of excess and transgression, defying death in n ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book A Winter in Arabia: A Journey Through Yemen by Freya Stark
    A Winter in Arabia: A Journey Through Yemen - by Freya Stark

    £11.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848851924 | ISBN 10: 1848851928

    Freya Stark is most famous for her travels in Arabia at a time when very few men, let alone women, had fully explored its vast hinterlands. In 1934, she made her first journey to the Hadhramaut in what is now Yemen - the first woman to do so alone. E ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Overcoming Speechlessness by Alice Walker
    Overcoming Speechlessness - by Alice Walker

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781583229170 | ISBN 10: 1583229175

    In 2006, Alice Walker, working with Women for Women International, visited Rwanda and the eastern Congo to witness the aftermath of the genocide in Kigali. Invited by Code Pink, an antiwar group working to end the Iraq War, Walker traveled to Palesti ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Dreaming of Baghdad by Haifa Zangana
    Dreaming of Baghdad - by Haifa Zangana

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781558616059 | ISBN 10: 1558616055

    In 1970s Iraq, the Ba'ath Party was at the height of its influence in the Middle East and popularity throughout the West. But a group of activists recognized the disastrous potential of the regime as its charismatic leader, Saddam Hussein, became mor ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad: The True Story of an Unlikely Friendship by Bee Rowlatt and May Witwit
    Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad: The True Story of an Unlikely Friendship - by Bee Rowlatt and May Witwit

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141038537 | ISBN 10: 0141038535

    Would you brave gun-toting militias for a cut and blow dry?  May's a tough-talking, hard-smoking, lecturer in English. She's also an Iraqi from a Sunni-Shi'ite background living in Baghdad, dodging bullets before breakfast, bargaining for h ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Things I
    Things I've Been Silent About: Memories of a Prodigal Daughter - by Azar Nafisi

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099487128 | ISBN 10: 0099487128

    Azar Nafisi, author of the international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, now gives us a stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and complex mother, against the background of a country's p ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book A Beginner
    A Beginner's Guide To Acting English - by Shappi Khorsandi

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780091924775 | ISBN 10: 0091924774

    When you're young just growing up seems hard enough. But if you've been shipped to a new country and you don't speak a word of the language it's even harder. And if the Ayatollah wants you and your family dead, then that's when it gets really tricky ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story by Ghada Karmi
    In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story - by Ghada Karmi

    £10.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781844673681 | ISBN 10: 1844673685

    Ghada Karmis acclaimed memoir relates her childhood in Palestine, the flight to Britain after the catastrophe of 1948, and coming of age in the coffee-bars of Golders Green, the middle-class Jewish quarter in North London. A gentle humor describes t ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Shadi Ghadirian: Iranian Photographer by Shadi Ghadirian, edited by Rose Issa
    Shadi Ghadirian: Iranian Photographer - by Shadi Ghadirian, edited by Rose Issa

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780863566387 | ISBN 10: 0863566383

    "Being a woman in Iran is hard, and working as a woman photographer is even harder."(Shadi Ghadirian) Shadi Ghadirian is one of Iran's leading contemporary photographers. Born in Tehran in 1974, she has exhibited widely in Europe and the US, and ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Let Me Stand Alone: The Journals of Rachel Corrie by Rachel Corrie
    Let Me Stand Alone: The Journals of Rachel Corrie - by Rachel Corrie

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781847080509 | ISBN 10: 1847080502

    Rachel Corrie was a young American activist killed on March 16th 2003, as she tried to block the demolition of a Palestinian family's home in the Gaza strip. She was twenty-three years old. Let Me Stand Alone reveals Corrie's striking gifts as a poe ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Prisoner of Tehran: One Woman
    Prisoner of Tehran: One Woman's Story of Survival Inside a Torture Jail - by Marina Nemat

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780719562525 | ISBN 10: 071956252x

    Aged sixteen, Marina Nemat was arrested for reasons she didn't understand and taken to Evin, Tehran's notorious prison. Her world was about to change for ever.  Marina was interrogated, tortured and finally sentenced to death. At the last mom ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi
    Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return - by Marjane Satrapi

    £10.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099523994 | ISBN 10: 009952399x

    Wise, often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, Persepolis: The Story of Childhood tells the story of Marjane Satrapi's life in Tehran from the ages of six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolut ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
    Embroideries - by Marjane Satrapi

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780224087407 | ISBN 10: 0224087401

    From the author of the highly acclaimed two-volume comic strip autobiography Persepolis, here is a gloriously entertaining and revealing comic-book look into the sex lives of women. When Marjane Satrapi's tough-talking grandmother, mother, eccentric ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Iran Awakening: From Prison to Peace Prize by Shirin Ebadi
    Iran Awakening: From Prison to Peace Prize - by Shirin Ebadi

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781846040146 | ISBN 10: 1846040140

    Throughout an extraordinary career as a lawyer, writer, activist and dissident Shirin Ebadi has spoken out clearly and strongly for her native Iran and her voice has resonated far beyond its borders. As a dedicated human rights activist and a winner ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Sharon and my Mother-in-Law: Ramallah Diaries by Suad Amiry
    Sharon and my Mother-in-Law: Ramallah Diaries - by Suad Amiry

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781862078116 | ISBN 10: 1862078114

    Surprisingly funny, and refreshingly different from any other writings on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Sharon and My Mother-in-Law describes Suad Amiry's experience of living on the West Bank from the early eighties to the present.  Amiry t ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Baghdad Burning: Volume 2 by Riverbend
    Baghdad Burning: Volume 2 - by Riverbend

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780714531335 | ISBN 10: 0714531332

    'Suddenly, the house was filled with strange men, yelling out orders and stomping into rooms. It was chaotic. We could see flashing lights in the garden and lights coming from the hallways. I could hear Ammoo S. talking loudly outside telling them hi ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Don
    Don't Shoot the Clowns: Taking a circus to the children of Iraq - by Jo Wilding

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904456483 | ISBN 10: 1904456480

    'Don't shoot the clowns!' As a circus performer in a war zone these are the fist words you need to know in English and Arabic, especially if you are trying to help wounded civilians in a city under siege.Don't Shoot the Clowns is Jo Wilding's accoun ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Burned Alive by Souad
    Burned Alive - by Souad

    £7.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780553816303 | ISBN 10: 0553816306

    When Souad was seventeen she fell in love. In her village, as in so many others, sex before marriage was considered a grave dishonour to one's family - a dishonour punishable by death. This was her crime, and her brother-in-law was given the task of ... more

    View book details    
  • Cover image of book Opening the Gates; An Anthology of Arab Feminist Writing by Margot Badran & Miriam Cooke
    Opening the Gates; An Anthology of Arab Feminist Writing - by Margot Badran & Miriam Cooke

    £23.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780253217035 | ISBN 10: 0253217032

    Themes that figure in the new edition include sexuality and the body, war and violence, relationships, breaking through glass ceilings, cyber networking, migration, and the expanded use of Islamic discourse by Arab women.  "An impressive coll ... more

    View book details    

© News From Nowhere Co-operative Ltd IP24524R 2004-2024 | Privacy policy | Contact | return to top of page