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Author Moaveni, Azadeh, 1976- author.

Title Guest house for young widows : among the women of ISIS / Azadeh Moaveni.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2019]
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  306.8830956 MOA    AVAILABLE
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Description xii, 338 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Prologue: Between seasons Spring 2007, Le Kram Tunis -- Part 1: Inheritance of thorns. Nour spring 2007, Le Kram, Tunis ; Asma summer 2009, Raqqa, Syria ; Lina Summer 2000, Weinheim, Germany ; Emma 2007, Frankfurt, Germany ; Nour January 2011, Raqqa, Syria ; Rahma and Ghoufran June 2012, Sousse, Tunisia ; Nour September 2012, Le Kram, Tunis ; Lina Early 2014, Frankfurt, Germany ; Emma/Dunya Summer 2014, Frankfurt, Germany ; Sabira October 2013, Walthamstow, Northeast London -- Part 2: Gone girls. Sharmeena, Kadiza, Amira, and Shamima December 2014, East London -- Part 3: Over and out. Asma 2012-2013, Raqqa, Syria ; Nour Fall 2012, Sousse, Tunisia ; Rahma and Ghoufran Summer 2014, Sousse, Tunisia ; Emma/Dunya February 2014, Istanbul, Turkey ; Sharmeena, kadiza, Amira, and Shamima December 2014, East London ; Sabira April 2015, Walthamstow, Northeast London -- Part 4 Citizens of the Abode of Islam. Asma, Aws, and Dua January 2014, Raqqa, Syria ; Emma/Dunya Spring 2014, Raqqa, Syria Lina Autumn 2014, Tal Afar, Iraq ; Emma/Dunya Fall 2015, Mangij, Syria Sharmeena, Kadiza, Amira, and Shamima February 2015, East London ; Sharmeena, Kadiza, Amira, and Shamima July 2015, London and Raqqa ; Rahma and Goufran September 2014, Zawiya, Libya ; Nour August 2014 Le Kram, Tunis ; Rahma and Gougran May 2015, Tunis ; Lina March 2016, Tal Afar, Iraq -- Part 5: Love, mourn, repeat. Asma, Aws, and Dua January 2015, Raqqa, Syria ; Lina Spring 2017, Raqqa, Syria ; Emma/Dunya Spring 2015, Mangij, Syria ; Sharmeena, Kadiza, Amira, and Shamima December 2015, Raqqa, Syria ; Rahma and Ghoufran February 2016, Sabratha, Libya ; Bethnal Green August 2015, East London ; Kadiza May 2016, Raqqa, Syria ; Sabira Spring 2016, Walthamstow, Northeast London ; Emma/Dunya January 2017, a village in Northern Syria ; Nour Spring 2016, Le Kram, Tunis
Summary "In early 2014, the Islamic State clinched its control of Raqqa in Syria. Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, urged Muslims around the world to come join the caliphate. Witnessing the brutal oppression of the Assad regime in Syria, and moved to fight for justice, thousands of men and women heeded his call. At the heart of this story is a cast of unforgettable young women who responded. Emma, from Germany; Sharmeena from Bethnal Green, London; Nour from Tunis: these were women--some still in high school--from urban families, some with university degrees and bookshelves filled with novels by Jane Austen and Dan Brown; many with cosmopolitan dreams of travel and adventure. But instead of finding a land of justice and piety, they found themselves trapped within the most brutal terrorist regime of the twenty-first century, a world of chaos and upheaval and violence. What is the line between victim and collaborator? How do we judge these women who both suffered and inflicted intense pain? What role is there for Muslim women in the West? In what is bound to be a modern classic of narrative nonfiction, Moaveni takes us into the school hallways of London, kitchen tables in Germany, the coffee shops in Tunis, the caliphate's OB/GYN and its "Guest House for Young Widows"--where wives of the fallen waited to be remarried--to demonstrate that the problem called terrorism is a far more complex, political, and deeply relatable one than we generally admit"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Widows -- Middle East.
Islamic fundamentalism -- Middle East.
ISBN 9780399179754
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