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A rare and riveting firsthand account of the terror and torture inflicted by ISIS on young Iraqi Yazidi women and an inspiring personal story of bravery and resilience in the face of unspeakable horrors.
In the early summer of 2014, Farida Khalaf was a typical Yazidi teenager living with her parents and three brothers in her village in the mountains of Northern Iraq. In one horrific day, she lost everything: ISIS invaded her village, destroyed her family, and sold her into sexual slavery. The Girl Who Escaped ISIS is her incredible account of captivity and describes how she defied the odds and escaped a life of torture in order to share her story with the world. Devastating and inspiring, this is an astonishing, intimate account of courage and hope in the face of appalling violence.
©2015 Firada Abbas and Claudia Andrea Hoffman. Published by agreement with Barbara J. Zitwer Agency and Ariadne-Buch. All rights reserved. (P)2016 Simon & Schuster, Inc
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"Farida Khalaf's story is harrowing but crucial - especially when it comes to understanding what ISIS actually is and does." ( Glamour)
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By 6catz on 08-11-16

WOW

Shattering, eye-opening story of a young woman facing down the greatest evil of our age with grace, dignity and incredible courage.
Could NOT put this book down. Outstanding.

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By Kelly Miller on 08-09-16

Wow....a must read!

Farida's captivity is frightening and brutal beyond words. Her inner strength is contagious and with that courage she saved other young women. She has effectively pulled back the curtain of radical Muslims and the light she put on them will not be forgotten. This is a must-read!

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