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By: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Published: 2008, ©2007
Pages: 353 (Includes Reading Group Guide)
Total Copies: 8
Genre: Nonfiction | Social Issues | Biographies & Memoirs | Regional, Middle East & Europe | Cultural, Muslim & Immigrants

Description: Raised in a strict Muslim family, Hirsi Ali survived civil war, female mutilation, brutal beatings, adolescence as a devout believer during the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, and life in four troubled, unstable countries. She escaped from a forced marriage and sought asylum in the Netherlands, where she earned a college degree in political science and fought for the rights of Muslim women and the reform of Islam as a member of Parliament. Under constant threat, demonized by reactionary Islamists and politicians, disowned by her father, and expelled from family and clan, she refuses to be silenced.

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