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Publisher's Summary

'Telling my story of first surviving genocide and then as a captive of ISIS is not easy, but people must know.'

The remarkable and courageous story of Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi woman who is working with Amal Clooney to challenge the world to fight ISIS on behalf on her people. With a foreword by Amal Clooney.

A Nobel Peace Prize nominee, the first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations and winner of the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize, Nadia Murad is a courageous young woman who has endured unimaginable tragedy (losing 18 members of her family) and degradation through sexual enslavement to ISIS. But she has fought back.

This inspiring memoir takes us from her peaceful childhood in a remote village in Iraq through loss and brutality to safety in Germany. Courage and testimony can change the world: this is one of those books.

©2017 Nadia Murad (P)2017 Little, Brown Book Group

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Touching story but narration was distracting

It’s A very touching story but
Sometimes narrators voice was a bit too dramatic, which distracted from the story. This could be the case when its better to
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  • amotherandstudent
  • 11-23-17

heartbreaking and important.

shocking and truly heartbreaking. I cried alot. important and will stay with me I think.

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  • Sebastian Kopanski
  • 07-19-18

tragic story

In a way it does not feel right to review this book. The story is tragic and one could only wish things described in this account will never happen again.

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  • Pavel Urubcik
  • 05-15-18

story of the oppressed

The book gives good insight into atrocities done by ISIS. It also shows a life and a mindset of simple life Yazidi people. The mindset of ignorance (the emerging presence of enemy in the region) and helplessness (blaming other parties for not being helped).

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  • Miriam Maughan
  • 02-16-18

An outstanding, devastating, important story

The genocide of the Yasidis by ISIS and the sexual slavery of the young women. Told from the inside by a brave survivor

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  • Lenka
  • 12-11-17

Heartbreaking. Important. Excellently narrated.

One of the saddest stories a human can tell... Story of horrific cruelty. I wish this was just a fiction, but it's so brutally real it hurts. Skilfully written, excellently narrated. 10/10

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  • Adz Lee
  • 12-04-17

It's a must , isn't it?

Nadia captured me the first time I see an interview with her on the news, what courage, her tone is mesmerising. Real life events at their most harrowing.

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  • Mel
  • 12-10-17

must read!

This is a story that must be heard. beautifully written and narrated. Tragic and triumphant.

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  • Pamela
  • 12-08-17

Moving

If you could sum up The Last Girl in three words, what would they be?

Heartbreaking true story

What did you like best about this story?

Nadia is raw and honest. It is a heartbreaking story and would have taken a huge amount of guts to write.

Which character – as performed by Ilyana Kadushin – was your favourite?

Nadia

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The relationship between Nadia and her mother.