Two Sisters, by the international best-selling author Åsne Seierstad, tells the unforgettable story of a family divided by faith. Sadiq and Sara, Somali immigrants raising a family in Norway, one day discover that their teenage daughters, Leila and Ayan, have vanished - and are en route to Syria to aid the Islamic State. Seierstad's riveting account traces the sisters' journey from secular, social democratic Norway to the front lines of the war in Syria and follows Sadiq's harrowing attempt to find them.
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On July 22, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik detonated a bomb outside government buildings in central Oslo, killing eight people. He then proceeded to a youth camp on the island of Utøya, where he killed 69 more, most of them teenage members of Norway's governing Labour Party. In One of Us, the journalist Åsne Seierstad tells the story of this terrible day and what led up to it. What made Breivik, a gifted child from an affluent neighborhood in Oslo, become a terrorist?
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One morning in October 2013, 19-year-old Ayan Juma and her 16-year-old sister, Leila, left their family home in Oslo. Later that day they sent an email to their parents. 'Peace, God's mercy and blessings upon you, Mum and Dad... Please do not be cross with us....' Leila and Ayan had decided to travel to Syria 'and help out down there as best we can'. They had been planning for months. By the time their desperate father, Sadiq, tracks them to Turkey, they have already crossed the border.
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Den norske journalist og forfatter Åsne Seierstads enestående evne til at komme helt tæt de personer, hun portrætterer, og samtidig beskrive en af samtidens store konflikter, foldes atter ud - nu i bogen "To Søstre". I den har Åsne Seierstad på nærmeste hold fulgt en norsk-somalisk families opløsning, da de to søstre i familien lader sig hverve som Jihad-brude i Kalifatet. En oktoberdag i 2013 forlader søstrene Ayan og Leila deres hjem i en lille norsk by.
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For more than 20 years Sultan Khan defied the authorities to supply books to the people of Kabul. He was arrested, interrogated, and imprisoned, and watched illiterate soldiers burn piles of his books in the street. In spring 2002, award-winning journalist Asne Seierstad spent four months living with the bookseller and his family. As she steps back from the page and lets the Khans tell their stories, we learn of proposals and marriages, hope and fear, crime and punishment.
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From January until April 2003, for 101 days, Asne Seierstad worked as a reporter in Bagdad for Scandinavian, German, and Dutch media. Through her articles and live television coverage she reported on the events in Iraq before, during, and after the attacks by the American and British forces.
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