The Last Girl : My Story Of Captivity, And My Fight Against The Islamic State

The Last Girl : My Story Of Captivity, And My Fight Against The Islamic State



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Summary: 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. Six of Nadia's brothers were killed, and her mother soon after, their bodies swept into mass graves. Nadia was taken to Mosul and forced, along with thousands of other Yazidi girls, into the ISIS slave trade. Nadia would be held captive by several militants and repeatedly raped and beaten. Finally, she managed a narrow escape through the streets of Mosul, finding shelter in...  more »
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956.7044 MURAdult Displays - Near New ArrivalsIn

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First edition.

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New York : Tim Duggan Books, [2017]



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306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm

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