Christina Lamb is Foreign Affairs Correspondent for the Sunday Times. She was named Foreign Correspondent of the Year in all the British media awards in 2002 for her reporting on the war on terrorism. She has won numerous other awards starting with Young Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards for her coverage of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, a country she has been reporting on since she was 21, News Reporter of the Year, Foreign Reporter of the Year in the British Press Awards and What the Papers Say Awards. She is the author of the best-selling The Africa House as well as Waiting For Allah - Pakistan's struggle for democracy, The Sewing Circles of Herat, My Afghan Years and House of Stone.
Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize
Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2021
'A wake-up call to the magnitude and horrors of rape in war - the world's most neglected war crime. These women's stories will make you weep, and then rage at the world's indifference.' Amal Clooney
'Sharing these stories is necessary and incredibly brave' Sheryl Sandberg
'Christina Lamb has done the impossible - and written women into history ... An extraordinary achievement of in depth journalism, powerful storytelling, grit and heart. A wake up call to the magnitude and horror of rape of women throughout history and the world. If you read one book this year, read this. Astounding.' Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues
'For millennia mass rape has been a weapon of war. But the testimony of abuse is almost entirely absent from all recorded history. At last this brave, beautiful and brutal book allows victims to speak - devastatingly, inspirationally' Bettany Hughes
'This is the most powerful and disturbing book I have ever read. It must have taken courage to research and write this book. Christina Lamb has more than accomplished her duty. It is now our duty to face this terrible truth - that of man's inhumanity to woman.' Anthony Beevor, Spectator
'A brave and harrowing book, and were there justice in the
world, would be at the top of the bestsellers list for weeks.'
Melanie Reid, The Times
'A deeply traumatic and important book ... Provides a corrective that is by turns horrific and profoundly moving ... Lamb is an extraordinary writer. Her compassion for those she talks to and deep understanding of how to tell their stories makes this a book that should be required reading for all - even though (and perhaps because) it is not an enjoyable experience ... Powerful' Peter Frankopan, Guardian