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The Girl Who Escaped ISIS: Farida's Story

The Girl Who Escaped ISIS: Farida's Story (Paperback)

By Khalaf, Farida
By Hoffmann, Andrea C.

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In August 2014, Farida Khalaf was just a normal Yazidi girl, living in a village high in the mountains of northern Iraq. Then her village was attacked and swiftly taken by ISIS fighters, and her whole world changed. The jihadists murdered the men and the boys of her village, incl...uding her father and brothers, before taking Farida prisoner along with the rest of the women. This is the story of what happened to Farida after she was captured: the beatings, the rapes, the markets where ISIS sold their female prisoners like cattle, and Farida's realisation that the more difficult and resistant she became, the harder it was for her captors to continue their atrocities against her. So she struggled, she bit, she kicked, she accused her captors of going against their religion, and then, one day, the door to her room was left unlocked. She took her chance along with 5 other women, and set out across the Syrian desert ... This is a story of incredible courage in the face of unthinkable atrocity. As the battle against ISIS continues to ravage the Middle East, The Girl Who Beat Isis provides an astonishing perspective on this very terrifying global threat.
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ISBN 9781784702755
Released NZ 18 Sep 2017
Publisher Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781784702755
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Released 18 Sep 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Khalaf, Farida
By Hoffmann, Andrea C.
Category Biography & Autobiography
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Religion & Beliefs
Politics & Government
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 956.70443092
Weight 159g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Yezidi women - Biography - Iraq, Refugees - Biography - Iraq
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;College/higher education