Sahar Khalifeh is considered the foremost Palestinian novelist, widely acclaimed for being the first feminist Palestinian writer, and for her "sensitive, economical and lucid" style. She is the most translated Palestinian author after Mahmoud Darwish. She established a line of Arab feminist political novels, which are masterpieces in both language and content. She is the one Arab woman novelist who is read in most if not all Arab countries, and she has followed the Palestinian struggle during the last three decades, identifying the women's distinguished roles and the reality of their contribution; a reality that is often overlooked or ignored. She is a novelist with both a feminist and political mission, who has proven beyond any doubt that that she uses her tools in admirable manner.
Her characters are so real you can actually relate to them by mistaking them for someone you know - The Star, Jordania
Sahar Khalifah is the Virginia Wolf of Palestinian literature - only her writing is much more political - Börsenblatt
A representative voice of Arab literature - Frankfurter Allgemeine