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
"Farida Khalaf's story is harrowing but crucial - especially when it comes to understanding what ISIS actually is and does." (Glamour)
this was a great book it was the first one that I have read like it. I usually just read true crime stories so this was a little different and I don't regret it one bit.
I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday.
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.
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!
Farida was a Yazidi girl living a free normal life when ISIS invaded her home town. Her family was taken and she was stolen away to be sex slave of ISIS. This is the story of ISIS life behind the scenes as the stolen women are mistreated and how Farida and three others were able to escape ISIS.
I was not familiar with Yazidi beliefs and thought them strange as I am a Christian who believes it wrong to worship angels. But the story of Farida's experiences was unflinching giving an accurate idea of what captured women suffer in the hands of ISIS fighters. I am glad I heard this book. Pray for the women still in their clutches!
this story opened my mine's eye to the horror and trauma of the victims of the evil ISIS soldiers. i am ashame of the ingnorant followers who are brain-washed to believe they have the right to violate women in the name of religion.
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