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read The Last Girl My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State doc ¼ Audio CD Å randarenewables õ WINNER OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE In this intimate memoir of survival a former captive of the Islamic State tells her harrowing and ultimately inArs 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 tradeNadia would be held captive by several militants and repeatedly raped and beaten Finally she manage Sometimes it is just hard to fathom all the evil in this world The lengths people will go through the horror they will inflict on others for power and creating fear in my view but claiming it is in the name of religion Such clear writing such a heartbreaking story a story that is happening not just in Ira but in other parts of the world now and it seems always somewhere This is Nadia's story but also the story of her family her village in Northern Ira her culture and beliefs as part of the Said community Torn apart murdered abused by ISIS friends family gone girls taken used and traded sexually abused as slavesYet she rebels in small ways trying to keep something of herself intact She is a fighter manages to do what others could not live to tell the world her story write her story make it known to all what she and her people have suffered I admire her greatly and though this is a tough read in places it is a necessary one we who live in this world have a responsibility to witness events such as these To at least even if we haven't the power or means to change nor stop these things from happening we can at least say I can hear youMaps and beautiful pictures of the family she once had are included in the book The map proved very helpful

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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 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 Ira A member of the Yazidi community she and her brothers and sisters lived a uiet life Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher or opening her own beauty salonOn August 15th 2014 when Nadia was just twenty one ye More than anything else I said I want to be the last girl in the world with a story like mine cHorror fic writers have nothing on our contemporaries This is a story to illustrate it a story of a girl who went through true horrors and miraculously lived to tell us about it We are supposed to be living in an enlightened and modern and advanced and educated and informed world And it all amounts to nothing since most vulnerable people out there remain just that vulnerable and fall victims while we go on thinking just how great our modernity is Newsflash it isn't It isn't even all that modern since in this book we can get a tiny and very redacted and sanitised glimpse of horrors very ancient ones at that Instead it's plain scary that our supposedly postindustrial and humanistic and diverse and democratic and altogether oh so very enlightened world has allowed such thing from hell as DAESH to happen to our contemporaries Including young and defenceless girls who have pretty much nowhere to run Like NadiaAnd the DAESH surely didn't rise from some God cursed sand in some God forgotten desert on their God forsaken own I'm not naive enough to believe that There's no Petri dish anywhere which would produce grown religious fanatic fighters on its own without any external input And the religion is probably only one of the ingredients here since well many people of Islam are peaceful Seriously someone somewhere obviously believes it worthwhile to pay for DAESH weapons to teach them to fight maybe even to fight alongside them Of freaking course what ever could go wrong with a bunch of armed militants going around running slave markets casually killing and otherwise 'conuering' women children mature people and everyone else Otherwise these SOBs would've already long since ran out of resources since they don't do much business or say agriculture or create modern weapons or do pretty much anything that could have kept them supplied with weaponry they rely upon So WHAT THE HELL This world must be sick The language of writing is simple and unaffected which makes the tale even touching and heartbreaking This book can be split into the BEFORE and the AFTER Such a loving and tranuille and even a bit bucolic setting of the life BEFORE however hard it was one can feel the author's nostalgia for what once was and what cannot be recreated AFTER against the crescendo of sorrow and pain and hurt and all the horror of the AFTER Our world should not contain such AFTERs We should not allow such things to happen on our planet This book should make us all angry and full of shame that we stand and watch genocide and worse much WORSE unthinkably WORTH and do nothing or extremely littleI don't think many of us can even begine to imagine the depth of horror that has happened to all these victims Even after reading this book I don't expect we still could be able to understand it all One can only hope that this mission and support and faith and God will help Nadia and give her strength to continue in this uneven struggle and maybe just maybe there will eventually be the ultimate last girl to have endured such dreadful horrors PS Some fellow readers are feeling it their civic duty to inform me that DAESH is an Islamic group While I know that I also have read the book and paid close attention to the author's take on religion Nadia is very cautious about her views on Islam and makes it clear that he

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The Last Girl My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic StateD 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 safetyToday 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 w Much of this book is extremely hard to read I am not the type who looks at a car wreck; I do not look I flee The August 2014 ISIS attack of the author’s northern Ira Yazidi village and the sexual abuse and beatings that follow are described in excruciating detail For the Yazidi community and for Nadia religion ethnicity and family are one They are inseparable and so the book begins by explaining the myths customs and beliefs central to the community Understanding their beliefs is essential to understanding the choices they make To those of the Western mindset many Yazidi beliefs will be perceived as foreign and strange These two factors made reading the book difficult for me but on completion I am very glad to have read it Being aware of what is happening in our world today is an individual’s responsibility Media reportage informs but is insufficient; the book gives depth and reveals the issues at stakeWe follow the attack on the village Kocho the siege and the violence that follows—the men are summarily killed the women of which Nadia is one are rounded up sold as sex slaves starved repeatedly raped and beaten by Islamic State militants Her perilous escape is suspensefully told The fate of all those of her extended family is detailed too The book concludes with internment in a refugee camp emigration to Germany and tells of how she came to speak out against ISIS’ genocidal extermination of the Yazidi peopleThe 2018 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad the author of this book for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict This according to the Norwegian Nobel Committee announcement on October 5 2018 in Oslo NorwayWhat could have been better Political alliances in Ira and Kurdistan are not adeuately clarified The situation is complicated and it is hard to get a clear grip on A list of the parties and their acronyms would have been helpful The inclusion of maps too Perhaps the book does have maps; I do not know The audiobook is read by Ilyana Kadushin It is very well read In the beginning her voice trembles but by the end gathers the force and strength that it should have Foreign words which many Westerners may be unacuainted with at the beginning become recognizable and easily snapped up by the end This is aided by the narrator’s clear pronunciation Four stars for the narration just as for the book’s content The audiobook should have been accompanied by a PDF file with maps and a partyacronym listThis is not an easy book to read but is important and is compellingly told