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The Girl Who Escaped ISIS - Farida's Story

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Informationen zum Autor 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. Klappentext 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! including 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 Escaped Isis provides an astonishing perspective on this very terrifying global threat. Zusammenfassung 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 catastrophe ISIS 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 story Eventually, 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. ...


Autoren Andrea C. Hoffmann, Farida Khalaf
Verlag Vintage UK
Sprache Englisch
Produktform Taschenbuch
Erschienen 06.07.2017
EAN 9781784702755
ISBN 978-1-78470-275-5
Seiten 224
Abmessung 129 mm x 198 mm x 14 mm
Thema Sachbuch > Philosophie, Religion > Biographien, Autobiographien


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