Vintage Books USA
On Sale: July 7, 2016
Featuring: Farida Khalaf
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Non-Fiction Inspirational | Non-Fiction Memoir
A young Yazidi woman was living a normal, sheltered life in
northern Iraq during the summer of 2014 when her entire world
was upended: her village was attacked by ISIS. All of the men
in her town were killed and the women were taken into
This is Farida Khalaf s story.
In unprecedented detail, Farida describes her world as it was
at nineteen, she was living at home with her brothers and
parents, finishing her schooling and looking forward to
becoming a math teacher and the hell it became. Held in a
slave market in Syria and sold into the homes of several ISIS
soldiers, she stubbornly attempts resistance at every turn.
Farida is ultimately brought to an ISIS training camp in the
middle of the desert, where she plots an against-all-odds
escape for herself and five other girls.
A riveting firsthand account of life in captivity and a
courageous flight to freedom, this astonishing memoir is also
Farida s way of bearing witness, and of ensuring that ISIS
does not succeed in crushing her spirit. Her bravery,
resilience, and hope in the face of unimaginable violence
will fascinate and inspire.
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