Women in the Middle East

West of the Jordan, Laila Halaby

Year of the Elephant, A Moroccan Woman's Journey Toward Independence, Return to Childhood, The Last Chapter, by Leila Abouzeid

Girls of Riyadh, by Rajaa Alsanea

Daughter of Damascus, by Siham Tergeman

A Mansion in the Sky, by Goli Taraghi

Tower of Dreams, by Kathryn Abdul-Baki

The Poetry of Arab Women, by Nathalie Handal

Pillars of Salt, by Fadia Faqir

A Sister to Scherherazade, by Assia Djebar

A Woman of Five Seasons, by Leila al-Atrash

Mahi's Story by Gohar Kordi

Married to a Stranger by Nahid Rachlin

The Square Moon by Ghada Samman

The Waiting List, by Daisy Al-Amir

Zoya's Story: An Aghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom, by John Follain

Women of Courage: Intimate Stories from Afhanistan, by Katherine Kiviat

Women on a Journey: Between Baghdad and London, by Haifa Zangana

Films and Additional Resources


"Two Women", directed by Tahmineh Milani

MideastBooks.com: Women's Studies


Created by: allen.webb@wmich.edu
Revised Date: 9/09