The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, And My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad

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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 in northern Iraq. A member of the Yazidi community, she and her siblings 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. Nadia would be held captive by several militants and repeatedly raped and beaten before she finally managed a narrow escape through the streets of Mosul. 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 an ongoing genocide. 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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Veranstaltungssprache: Englisch

Fr, 12.Apr.2019 um 18:30