The last girl : my story of captivity, and my fight against the Islamic State
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Krajeski, Jenna, author.
Clooney, Amal, writer of foreword.
Published
New York : Tim Duggan Books, [2017].
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
xi, 306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 25 cm
Status
Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
NF 923.6 MURAD, N 2017

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Language
English
ISBN
1524760439, 9781524760434, 1524760447, 9781524760441

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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 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"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Murad, N., Krajeski, J., & Clooney, A. (2017). The last girl: my story of captivity, and my fight against the Islamic State (First edition.). Tim Duggan Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Murad, Nadia, Jenna, Krajeski and Amal, Clooney. 2017. The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight against the Islamic State. New York: Tim Duggan Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Murad, Nadia, Jenna, Krajeski and Amal, Clooney. The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight against the Islamic State New York: Tim Duggan Books, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Murad, Nadia,, Jenna Krajeski, and Amal Clooney. The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight against the Islamic State First edition., Tim Duggan Books, 2017.

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