The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State

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Author: Murad Nadia

9780349009773 | PB | pp. 306 | 2017 | Virago Press Ltd

It is an autobiographical book by Nadia Murad in which she describes how she was captured and enslaved by the Islamic State during the Second Iraqi Civil War.

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Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize ‘Those who thought that by their cruelty they could silence her were wrong. Nadia Murad’s spirit is not broken and her voice will not be muted’ Amal Clooney ‘Offers powerful insight into the barbarity the Yazidi suffered alongside glimpses into their mystical culture, this is an important book by a brave woman, fresh testament to humankind’s potential for chilling and inexplicable evil’ Ian Birrell, The Times ‘Courageous. Anyone who wants to understand the so called Islamic State should read’ The Economist With a foreword by Amal Clooney A Nobel Peace Prize nominee and the first Goodwill Ambassador the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations and winner of the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize, Nadia Murad is a courageous young woman who has endured unimaginable tragedy (losing eighteen members of her family) and degradation through sexual enslavement to ISIS. But she has fought back. This inspiring memoir takes us from her peaceful childhood in a remote village in Iraq through loss and brutality to safety in Germany. Courage and testimony can change the world: this is one of those books.

Additional information

Author:

Nadia Murad

ISBN:

9780349009773

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

306

Year of Publication:

2017

Publisher:

Virago Press Ltd

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Nadia Murad is a human rights activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. She is the recipient of the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize and the Sakharov Prize, and is the UN’s first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking. Together with Yazda, a Yazidi rights organization, she is currently working to bring the Islamic State before the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. She is also the founder of Nadia’s Initiative, a program dedicated to helping survivors of genocide and human trafficking to heal and rebuild their communities.

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