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

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

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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
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Nadia Murad ; foreword by Amal Clooney
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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"--
  • "A memoir of Nadia Murad's time as a captive of the Islamic State, her escape, and her human rights activism"--
Summary
A human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee traces the harrowing and ultimately inspiring story of her captivity by the Islamic State, describing how militants massacred the people of her Iraqi farming village, killing most of her family members and forcing her into prostitution before she escaped and became an advocate for human rights
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Biography type
autobiography
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10596985
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 956.7044/31
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS79.766.M865
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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my story of captivity, and my fight against the Islamic State
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The last girl : my story of captivity, and my fight against the Islamic State, Nadia Murad ; foreword by Amal Clooney
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volume
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nc
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1000527008
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781524760434
Lccn
2017028775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1000527008
  • (Sirsi) a2001951
Label
The last girl : my story of captivity, and my fight against the Islamic State, Nadia Murad ; 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
Control code
on1000527008
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781524760434
Lccn
2017028775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1000527008
  • (Sirsi) a2001951

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