Thursday February 20, 2020

A terrifying tale of life in the new Caliphate

The Girl Who Beat Isis: My Story by Farida Khalaf

10th July, 2016
A young girl flanked by Isis gunmen in the Middle East

Memoir; The Girl Who Beat Isis: My Story; By Farida Khalaf with Andrea C Hoffmann; Square Peg, €17.25

Joseph Stalin famously said that the death of one person is a tragedy, the death of millions just a statistic. This starkly horrifying memoir by a young Iraqi woman proves his point.

The Girl Who Beat Isis puts a human face on the victims of Islamic jihadism, people whose individual stories often get lost as...

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