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The Last Girl

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349009773

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 23rd August 2018

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

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Nadia Murad is a courageous young Yazidi woman who has endured unimaginable tragedy and degradation through sexual enslavement to ISIS. Six of Nadia’s brothers were killed, and her mother soon after, their bodies swept into mass graves. But she has fought back.

This inspiring memoir takes us from her peaceful childhood in Iraq through loss and brutality to safety in Germany. She is the subject of Alexandria Bombach’s film On Her Shoulders, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and the first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations. Courage and testimony can change the world: this is one of those books.

‘Those who thought that by their cruelty they could silence her were wrong. Nadia Murad’s spirit is not broken, and her voice with not be muted’ Amal Clooney

‘Offers powerful insight into the barbarity the Yazidi suffered alongside glimpses into their mystical culture… this is an important book by a brave woman’ The Times

‘Courageous… Anyone who wants to understand the so-called Islamic State should read The Last Girl The Economist

Reviews

Nadia Murad has put a human face on one of the world's most complicated and intractable conflicts
Sunday Business Post
The Last Girl offers powerful insight into the barbarity the Yazidi suffered alongside glimpses into their mystical culture . . . this is an important book by a brave woman, fresh testament to humankind's potential for chilling and inexplicable evil
Ian Birrell, The Times
A harrowing memoir... Intricate in historical context... The Last Girl leaves readers with urgent, incendiary questions
New York Times Book Review
Her book is sobering - and an inspiration
People
Brilliant and intense... a clear-eyed account of ISIS's cruelty
Publishers Weekly
Murad gives us a window on the atrocities that destroyed her family and nearly wiped out her vulnerable community. This is a courageous memoir that serves as an important step toward holding to account those who committed horrific crimes
Washington Post
A devastating yet ultimately inspiring memoir that doubles as an urgent call to action
Kirkus
This is likely the most inspiring feminist memoir out this year
Bustle
Courageous . . . Anyone who wants to understand the so called Islamic State should read The Last Girl
The Economist
This devastating memoir unflinchingly recounts her experiences and questions the complicity of witnesses who acquiesced in the suffering of others
New Yorker
Powerful... A heartbreaking elegy to a lost community
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