Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the New York Times bestselling author of Infidel, Nomad, and The Caged Virgin. A prominent speaker, debater, and journalist, she was chosen as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. She is now a fellow at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Hirsi Ali is the founder of the AHA Foundation.
Praise for Infidel: "Brave, inspiring, and beautifully written...Narrated in clear, vigorous prose, it traces the author's geographical journey from Mogadishu to Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia and Kenya, and her desperate flight to the Netherlands to escape an arranged marriage." -- The New York Times "Ayaan Hirsi Ali is one of Europe's most controversial political figures and a target for terrorists. A notably enigmatic personality whose fierce criticisms of Islam have made her a darling of...conservatives...and...popular with leftists...Soft-spoken but passionate." -- Boston Globe "Crammed with harrowing details, Hirsi Ali's account is a significant contribution to our times." -- Kirkus (starred review) "A powerful, compelling read...Put simply, this woman is a heroine." -- The Christian Science Monitor "A charismatic figure...of arresting and hypnotizing beauty...[who writes] with quite astonishing humor and restraint." -- Christopher Hitchens "The five areas for Islamic reform highlighted by Ayaan in this book require deep consideration by my fellow Muslims...I thank Ayaan for having the resilience and determination to help in continuing this ongoing conversation." -- Maajid Nawaz, Co-founder and Chair of Quilliam, counter-extremism think-tank "She is absolutely right to raise difficult issues that must be addressed worldwide, especially by Muslims...I hope that this book will help to stimulate vital discussions for the future of Islam, and in fact for the future of humanity." -- Sheikh Dr. Usama Hasan, imam and Islamic scholar "Audacious? Quixotic? Visionary? Necessary? All of the above. This an urgent, complicated, risky subject, and Hirsi Ali, valiant, indomitable, and controversial, offers a potent indictment, idealistic blueprint, and galvanizing appeal to both conscience and reason." -- Donna Seaman, Booklist "Whatever one may think of her solutions, Hirsi Ali should be commended for her unblinking determination to address the problem." -- Andrew Anthony, The Guardian "A book full of compassion." -- Paul Steenhuis, NRC Handelsblad "Surprisingly constructive...[Hirsi Ali] goes to work with much reasonability and significant knowledge of the subject matter" -- Carel Peeters, Vrij Nederland "We ignore her quill to our shame and peril." -- Katherine Ernst, City Journal "Hirsi Ali offers a fine example for the braver souls among us." -- Michael Totten, Commentary