The Last Girl

The Last Girl

My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State

Book - 2017 | First Edition
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"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 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Tim Duggan Books, [2017]
Edition: First Edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781524760441
1524760447
9781524760434
1524760439
Branch Call Number: BIO MURAD MURAD
Characteristics: xi, 306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Clooney, Amal
Krajeski, Jenna - Author

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