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The Girl Who Escaped ISIS: Farida's Story

The Girl Who Escaped ISIS: Farida's Story
 

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 taken by ISIS fighters, and her whole world changed. The jihadists murdered the men and the boys of her village, including he... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781473524163
Barcode 9781473524163
Published 7 July 2016 by Random House
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Khalaf, Farida
By Hoffmann, Andrea C.
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ISBN-13 9781473524163
ISBN-10 1473524164
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage Digital
Publication Date 7 July 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Language English
Translated from German
Author(s) By Khalaf, Farida
By Hoffmann, Andrea C.
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Religion & Beliefs
Islam
Social Sciences
Women's Studies
Feminism
Politics & Government
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 956.70443092
Catalogue Code 709302

Description of this Electronic Book

Our world as it once was In August 2014, Farida was, like any ordinary teenager, enjoying the last days of summer before her final year at school. However, her peaceful mountain village in northern Iraq was an ISIS target as their genocide against the Yazidi people began. The catastropheISIS murdered the men and boys in the village, including Farida's father and brother, and took the women hostage. Farida was one of them. She was held in a slave camp, in the homes of ISIS members and finally in a desert training camp. Continually she struggled, resisted and fought against her captors, showing unimaginable strength and bravery. This is my storyEventually, Farida managed to plot her escape and fled into the desert with five young girls in her care, but defeating ISIS was just the first step in her journey. In this book she tells her remarkable and inspiring story.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Shattering, brave, angering account

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Author's Bio

Farida Khalaf (Author) Farida and her brothers were brought up in the Yazidi community in Kocho, Iraq. She was 19 years old when ISIS attacked her village, killed the men, captured the women and sold them into slavery. After four months, Farida managed to escape against all odds. She was reunited with her mother and her brothers in an Iraqi refugee camp and was granted asylum in Germany in 2015. Andrea C. Hoffmann (Author) Andrea C. Hoffmann is a Middle East expert, a writer for Focus magazine in Germany, and author of numerous books. Her specialisation is the situation of women in Muslim countries.

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