A Survivor of the Brutality of ISIS

Jane Ahrens

4.5 Stars

November 28, 2017

This is a heartbreaking true story of a former captive of the Islamic State. Nadia and her family belonged to the Yazidi community in the village of Kocho, in northern Iraq. This peaceful community got along well with their Muslim neighbors until ISIS captured their town. Everyone in the small village was either captured or killed. Nadia was taken captive along with other female family members and all were sold as sex slaves within the ISIS network.


Although she was repeatedly raped and beaten, Nadia manages to escape. She is able to tell her story to the United Nations and to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Her courage and strength are an inspiration. The story opens the reader's eyes to the brutality of ISIS and also gives an understanding of the Yadizi people and their religion.


I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.