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ุนุฑุจูŠ

Biographies and Memoirs of Arab Women

The Gulf

In honor of International Women's Month, we have compiled memoirs, biographies, and stories by women across the SWANA region. You will find stories of resistance, activism and liberation as well as stories of oppression, war, love, family, and identity, ranging from the early 19th century until today. A big thank you to Razan Idris, writer and PhD student in History, for helping us put this list together.

102 books

Our Women on the Ground
Memoirs from the Women's Prison
The day Nina Simone stopped singing
Teta, Mother and Me
Leaving Beirut
ู‡ูƒุฐุง ู‚ุชู„ุชู ุดู‡ุฑุฒุงุฏ
Resistance
Beirut I Love You
Between the worlds
Balconies
A Mountainous Journey
The Journey
ุงู„ุฑุญู„ุฉ
Light the Road of Freedom
Looking for Palestine
ู„ูŠู„ู‰
ุณุงุฑู‚ ุงู„ู„ุงูู†ุฏุฑ
Ali Boumendjel
Inside the Battle of Algiers
In Search of Fatima
Return
My People Shall Live
ุงู„ุฃุฌู†ุจูŠุฉ
In the House of Silence
Both Right and Left Handed
Min Fami
Dreams of Trespass
Return to Childhood
Stolen Lives
Is Every Cab Driver Called Roger?
Tears of the Desert
A Woman Under Threat
Head Above Water
Rebel
Disfigured
Daring to Drive
Arabia's Hidden America
ู…ุฐูƒุฑุงุช ุงู…ุฑุฃุฉ ุณุนูˆุฏูŠุฉ
Nothing to Lose But Your Life
My Home, My Prison
This Side of Peace
A Constant Longing
ุฃู†ุง ูˆุงู„ู‚ุฏุณ
My Life Story
Algรฉrienne
Femmes au Combat
Unbowed
Memoir of a Female Iraqi Doctor
Daughter of Damascus
Doing daily battle
ุงู„ุณูŠุงุณูŠูˆู† ูŠุชูƒู„ู…ูˆู† โ€“ ูˆุงู„ุงุฏุจุงุก ูŠูƒุชุจูˆู†
Diaries of an Egyptian Princess
Memoirs of an Early Arab Feminist
This Arab Life
They Called Me a Lioness
A Border Passage
The Cotton Plantation Remembered
Nadia, Captive of Hope
Brownies and Kalashnikovs
ุฑุญู„ุชูŠ ู…ุน ุงู„ุฒู…ู†
The Battle for Home
A Woman in the Crossfire
ุดุงุฑูˆู† ูˆุญู…ุงุชูŠ
Raja Al Gurg
Iraqi women
City of Widows
Midnight Tales
War and Me
ู‡ูƒุฐุง ู…ุฑุช ุงู„ุฃูŠุงู…
ุฒู‡ุฑุฉ ุงู„ุฃู†ุจูŠุงุก
ุฃุซู‚ู„ ู…ู† ุฑุถูˆู‰
ุฑูˆู…ุงู†ุชูŠูƒูŠุงุช
ุงู„ู…ุจุชุณุฑูˆู†
ุนู„ู‰ ุงู„ุฌุณุฑ ุจูŠู† ุงู„ุญูŠุงุฉ ูˆุงู„ู…ูˆุช
ุฃูŠุงู… ู…ู† ุญูŠุงุชู‰
ุฃุฑู‚ ุงู„ุฑูˆุญ
ุงู„ู…ูƒุงู†
ุฃูˆุฑุงู‚ูŠ.. ุญูŠุงุชูŠ.. ุฌ3
ุฃูˆุฑุงู‚ูŠ.. ุญูŠุงุชูŠ.. ุฌ2
ุฃูˆุฑุงู‚ูŠ.. ุญูŠุงุชูŠ.. ุฌ1
ู…ุฐูƒู‘ุฑุงุช ุทุจูŠุจุฉ
ูŠูˆู…ูŠู‘ุงุช ุงู„ุญุฑุจ
ุงู„ู‚ูŠุช ุงู„ุณู„ุงุญ
ู…ุฐูƒุฑุงุช ู…ุถูŠูุฉ ุทูŠุฑุงู†
ุงู„ุฌุฏุฑุงู† ู„ุง ุชุตู†ุน ุณุฌู†ู‹ุง
ุซู…ูŽู† ุงู„ุณู‘ูู„ู…
The Things I Would Tell You
ูƒุชุงุจุงุช ู…ูŽู†ุณูŠู‘ูŽุฉ
ุบุงุจุฑูŠุงู„ ุดุงู†ูŠู„
ุงู„ุทุฑูŠู‚ ุฅู„ู‰ ุงู„ุชุญุฑูŠุฑ
ุฃุตุจุญุช ุฃู†ุช โ€“ ุณูŠุฑุฉ ุฑูˆุงุฆูŠุฉ
ุงู„ูŠุฏ ุชุฑู‰ ูˆุงู„ู‚ู„ุจ ูŠุฑุณู…
ูˆุฑุฏุฉ ุงู„ูŠุงุฒุฌูŠ
ููŠ ุจุทู† ุงู„ุญูˆุช
ู…ุฐูƒู‘ุฑุงุช ุทูู„ุฉ
ุฌุฏุงุฑ ุจูŠู† ุธู„ู…ุชูŠู†
Volverse Palestina
ุฃุญู„ู… ุจุฒู†ุฒุงู†ุฉู ู…ู† ูƒุฑุฒ
ุงู„ุฎูŠุท ุงู„ูุถูŠ
ุฃูˆุฑุงู‚ ุดุฎุตูŠุฉ
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