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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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  • Hardcover : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0349009740
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0349009742
  • Language: : English
  • Customer reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 427 ratings

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Nadia Murad has put a human face on one of the world's most complicated and intractable conflicts * Sunday Business Post * This devastating memoir unflinchingly recounts her experiences and questions the complicity of witnesses who acquiesced in the suffering of others * New Yorker * Courageous . . . Anyone who wants to understand the so called Islamic State (is) should read [The Last Girl] * The Economist * 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 *

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. Amal Clooney is a barrister practicing at Doughty Street Chambers in London who specializes in international law and human rights. She is also a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School. Clooney is currently legal counsel to genocide survivor Nadia Murad and other Yazidi women who have been sexually enslaved by ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and is working to secure accountability for the crimes committed by ISIS in national and international courts.