The Resource The last girl : my story of captivity, and my fight against the Islamic State, Nadia Murad ; with Jenna Krajeski ; foreword by Amal Clooney

The last girl : my story of captivity, and my fight against the Islamic State, Nadia Murad ; with Jenna Krajeski ; foreword by Amal Clooney

Label
The last girl : my story of captivity, and my fight against the Islamic State
Title
The last girl
Title remainder
my story of captivity, and my fight against the Islamic State
Statement of responsibility
Nadia Murad ; with Jenna Krajeski ; foreword by Amal Clooney
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murad, Nadia
Dewey number
  • 956.7044/31
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS79.766.M865
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murad, Nadia
  • IS (Organization)
  • Yezidis
  • Human rights workers
  • Women and war
  • Women
  • Detention of persons
  • Prisoners
Label
The last girl : my story of captivity, and my fight against the Islamic State, Nadia Murad ; with Jenna Krajeski ; foreword by Amal Clooney
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 306 pages
Isbn
9781524760434
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017028775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
2017028775
Label
The last girl : my story of captivity, and my fight against the Islamic State, Nadia Murad ; with Jenna Krajeski ; foreword by Amal Clooney
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 306 pages
Isbn
9781524760434
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017028775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
2017028775

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