We must put women back in our history books

Here’s an impressive list: Mariam al-Ijliya al-Astrulabi, astronomer and master maker of astrolabes in 10th-century Syria. Huda Shaarawy (1879-1947), Egyptian revolutionary feminist. The Palestinian Karimeh Abbud (1893-1940), one of the first female photographers in the Arab world, who stamped her work “lady photographer” in Arabic and English. Sameera Moussa (1917–1952), a brilliant physicist who was nicknamed “mother […]