Nobel winning ‘The Last Girl’ unfolds horrific crimes
Publish Date : Wednesday 13 March 2019 - 19:06
IBNA- ‘The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity’ by Nadia Murad is an intimate memoir of survival by a former captive girl of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) who fell victim to their atrocities.
According to IBNA
correspondent, the book has been translated by Zainab Kazemkhah into Persian and released by Parseh Publishing in Tehran. With the full title ‘The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State’
the book which won the Nobel peace prize tells the story of Nadia Murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq.
A member of the Ezidi
community, she and her brothers and sisters lived a quiet life. Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher or opening her own beauty salon.
On August 15th, 2014, when Nadia was just twenty-one years old, this life ended. Islamic State militants massacred the people of her village, executing men who refused to convert to Islam and women too old to become sex slaves. Six of Nadia's brothers were killed, and her mother soon after, their bodies swept into mass graves. Nadia was taken to Mosul and forced, along with thousands of other Yazidi girls, into the ISIS
Nadia would be held captive by several militants and repeatedly raped and beaten. Finally, she managed a narrow escape through the streets of Mosul, finding shelter in the home of a Sunni Muslim family whose eldest son risked his life to smuggle her to safety.
Today, Nadia's story--as a witness to the Islamic State's brutality, a survivor of rape, a refugee, a Yazidi--has forced the world to pay attention to an ongoing genocide. It is a call to action, a testament to the human will to survive, and a love letter to a lost country, a fragile community, and a family torn apart by war.