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The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State Hardcover – 9 November 2017

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The Last Girl offers powerful insight into the barbarity the Yazidi suffered alongside glimpses into their mystical culture . . . this is an important book by a brave woman, fresh testament to humankind's potential for chilling and inexplicable evil -- Ian Birrell ― The Times

Courageous . . . Anyone who wants to understand the so called Islamic State (is) should read [The Last Girl] ― The Economist

This devastating memoir unflinchingly recounts her experiences and questions the complicity of witnesses who acquiesced in the suffering of others ― New Yorker

Nadia Murad has put a human face on one of the world's most complicated and intractable conflicts ― Sunday Business Post

About the Author

Nadia Murad is a human rights activist. She is the recipient of the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize and the Sakharov Prize, and is the UN's first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking. Together with Yazda, a Yazidi rights organization, she is currently working to bring the Islamic State before the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. She is also the founder of Nadia's Initiative, a program dedicated to helping survivors of genocide and human trafficking to heal and rebuild their communities.
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  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0349009740
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0349009742
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