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The last girl : my story of captivity, and my fight against the Islamic State / Nadia Murad with Jenna Krajeski ; foreword by Amal Clooney.

Murad, Nadia, (author.). Krajeski, Jenna, (author.). Clooney, Amal, (writer of foreword.).

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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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 956.704431092 .M972l 2017 (Text) 37814003256162 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 06/10/2021 Available -
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 956.7044 MURAD 2017 (Text) 39705000052778 New Book Shelf Book None 07/22/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524760434
  • ISBN: 1524760439
  • ISBN: 9781524760441
  • ISBN: 1524760447
  • Physical Description: xi, 306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Tim Duggan Books, [2017]

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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.
Subject: Murad, Nadia.
IS (Organization)
Yezidis > Biography.
Human rights workers > Biography.
Women and war > Iraq.
Women > Crimes against > Iraq > Mosul.
Detention of persons > Iraq > Mosul.
Prisoners > Abuse of > Iraq > Mosul.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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