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The Girl Who Escaped Isis: This Is My Story

The Girl Who Escaped Isis: This Is My Story
  

A rare and riveting first-hand account of the terror and torture inflicted by ISIS on young Iraqi Yazidi women, and an inspiring personal story of bravery and resilience in the face of unspeakable horrors. In the early summer of 2014, Farida Khalaf was a typical Yazidi teenager l... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781501131714
Barcode 9781501131714
Published 19 July 2016 by Atria Books
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Khalaf, Farida
By Hoffmann, Andrea C.
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ISBN-13 9781501131714
ISBN-10 1501131710
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Atria Books
Imprint Atria Books
Publication Date 19 July 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Khalaf, Farida
By Hoffmann, Andrea C.
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Women's Studies
Politics & Government
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 318g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women, IS (Organization), Khalaf, Farida
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code B
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

A rare and riveting first-hand account of the terror and torture inflicted by ISIS on young Iraqi Yazidi women, and an inspiring personal story of bravery and resilience in the face of unspeakable horrors. In the early summer of 2014, Farida Khalaf was a typical Yazidi teenager living with her parents and three brothers in her village in the mountains of Northern Iraq. In one horrific day, she lost everything: ISIS invaded her village, destroyed her family, and sold her into sexual slavery. The Girl Who Escaped ISIS is her incredible account of captivity and describes how she defied the odds and escaped a life of torture, in order to share her story with the world. Devastating and inspiring, this is an astonishing, intimate account of courage and hope in the face of appalling violence.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review How much can a single person endure? Traumatized, uprooted, abused Farida continues to deal with the consequences of the ISIS terror. Nevertheless, the memoir of the young Yazidi woman is full of hope. She is a very strong individual, she has the heart of a lioness, and luckily, her faith is strong enough to help her endure all crises. An amazing story, that hurts and that encourages everyone never to keep quiet or to give in. --Frank Heinrich, Speaker of the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid of the German Parliament

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Author's Bio

Farida Khalaf is from the Yazidi community of the small village of Kocho, Iraq. Farida was nineteen years old and preparing for her last year in school when ISIS descended upon her village, and she was sold into slavery. After making a daring escape, she reunited with her mother and her brothers in an Iraqi refugee camp and was granted asylum in Germany in 2015. Andrea C. Hoffmann is an author and a journalist. She specializes in the Middle East and the situation of women in Muslim countries. She lives in Berlin, Germany.

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