This thesis deals with the topic of migrant literature. The main question to be answered is how female characters in contemporary Italian migrant literature are represented. The opening chapters provide a general overview of the most important characteristics and distinctive features of modern ?letteratura della migrazione?. Moreover, the practical part of this thesis will focus on the female protagonists of each book. The narratives analysed are from the following contemporary female writers: Randa Ghazy (Oggi forse non ammazzo nessuno), Gabriella Ghermandi (Regina di fiori e di perle), Anilda Ibrahimi (Rosso come una sposa) and Laila Wadia (Amiche per la pelle). The aim of this section is to examine the female characters and it will furthermore be demonstrated, if the female writers envisage women in a similar way. The features examined are, among others, origin, age, personality, and integration of characters. In addition, the professions of the protagonists will be compared in order to display possible similarities as well as differences. The results of this thesis will show that the ideal of the modern female immigrant in the four novels is very similar. The contemporary foreign woman is mother, and wife, but also a friend. The qualities attributed to her are diversity, strength, knowledge, but above all, constant attempts to integrate herself in Italian society. Nevertheless, the female characters not only have frequent financial problems but also have to deal with a lack of recognition or missing integration in Italian society.