The last girl My story of captivity, and my fight against the Islamic State

Nadia Murad

Large print - 2018

"In this intimate memoir of survival, a former captive of the Islamic State tells her harrowing and ultimately inspiring story. Nadia Murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq. A member of the Yazidi community, she and her brothers and sisters lived a quiet life. Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher or opening her own beauty salon. On August 15th, 2014, when Nadia was just twenty-one years old, this life ended. Islamic State militants massacred the people of her village, executing men who refused to convert to Islam and women too old to become sex slaves. Nadia was taken to Mosul and forced, along with thousands of other Yazidi girls, into the ISIS slave trade. Finally, she ...managed a narrow escape through the streets of Mosul, finding shelter in the home of a Sunni Muslim family whose eldest son risked his life to smuggle her to safety. Today, Nadia's story--as a witness to the Islamic State's brutality, a survivor of rape, a refugee, a Yazidi--has forced the world to pay attention to the ongoing genocide in Iraq. It is a call to action, a testament to the human will to survive, and a love letter to a lost country, a fragile community, and a family torn apart by war."--Provided by publisher.

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Subjects
Genres
Autobiographies
Published
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print 2018.
Language
English
Main Author
Nadia Murad (author)
Other Authors
Jenna Krajeski (author)
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition
Item Description
Regular print version previously published by: Tim Duggan Books.
Physical Description
456 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm
ISBN
9781683248453
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