The astonishing true story of a heroic young woman's capture and eventual escape from ISIS
Farida Khalaf (Author)
Farida and her brothers were brought up in the Yazidi community in Kocho, Iraq. She was 19 years old when ISIS attacked her village, killed the men, captured the women and sold them into slavery. After four months, Farida managed to escape against all odds. She was reunited with her mother and her brothers in an Iraqi refugee camp and was granted asylum in Germany in 2015.
Andrea C. Hoffmann (Author)
Andrea C. Hoffmann is a Middle East expert, a writer for Focus magazine in Germany, and author of numerous books. Her specialisation is the situation of women in Muslim countries.
Shattering, brave, angering account * The Bookseller *
Truly a triumph of the human spirit over terror * Irish Times *
Farida's story needs to be told * The Times *
'How much can a single person endure? Traumatised, uprooted, abused - Farida continues to deal with the consequences of ISIS. Nevertheless, this memoir is full of hope. She is a very strong individual, she has the heart of a lioness. An amazing story that encourages us never to keep quiet or to give in' -- Frank Heinrich, German Parliamentary Speaker on Human Rights
'Farida tells her story courageously and bravely as she describes how she resisted attempts to convert, marry and rape her, for so long in some cases that the ISIS henchmen actually left her alone' * Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung *