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

Author: Nadia Murad; Jenna Krajeski
Publisher: New York : Tim Duggan Books, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Nadia Murad; Nadia Murad
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nadia Murad; Jenna Krajeski
ISBN: 9781524760434 1524760439 9781524760441 1524760447 9781524762445 152476244X
OCLC Number: 1000527008
Notes: Nadia Murad was awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for her "efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict."
Description: xi, 306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Nadia Murad ; with Jenna Krajeski.

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"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 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"--

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