The Resource A cave in the clouds : A young woman's escape from ISIS, Badeeah Hassan Ahmed ; with Susan Elizabeth McClelland

A cave in the clouds : A young woman's escape from ISIS, Badeeah Hassan Ahmed ; with Susan Elizabeth McClelland

Label
A cave in the clouds : A young woman's escape from ISIS
Title
A cave in the clouds
Title remainder
A young woman's escape from ISIS
Statement of responsibility
Badeeah Hassan Ahmed ; with Susan Elizabeth McClelland
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Captured by ISIS, her bravery and faith became her pathway to freedom. Badeeah Hassan was just 18 when she witnessed firsthand the horrors of the 2014 genocide of the Ezidi people by ISIS forces. Captured by ISIS, known locally as Daesh, Badeeah was among hundreds forced into a brutal human trafficking network made up of women and girls of Ezidi ethnicity, a much-persecuted minority culture of Iraq. Badeeah's story takes her to Syria where she is sold to a high-ranking ISIS commander known as Al Amriki, the American, kept as a house slave, raped, and routinely assaulted. Only the presence of her young nephew Eivan and her friend Navine, also prisoners, keeps her from harming herself. In captivity, she draws on memories and stories from her childhood to maintain a small bit of control in an otherwise volatile situation. Ultimately, it is her profound sense of faith and brave resistance that lead her to escape with Eivan and reunite with family. Since her escape, Badeeah has brought her harrowing story of war and survival to the world's stage, raising awareness about the little-known acts of genocide against her culture and the strength of a people unknown to many around the world. This captivating account of courage extends beyond the confines of her experience; Badeeah's story is about the resilience of women, girls, and persecuted groups everywhere in the face of seemingly insurmountable oppression."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ahmed, Badeeah Hassan
Dewey number
956.7044/3092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6433.I722
LC item number
I853 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • IS (Organization)
  • Kidnapping victims
  • Iraq
  • Women
  • Human trafficking
  • Women
Label
A cave in the clouds : A young woman's escape from ISIS, Badeeah Hassan Ahmed ; with Susan Elizabeth McClelland
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- The purpose of life -- Spoils of war -- The stranger -- Invasion -- Sabaya -- Prisoner -- Adrift -- On the other side -- In between heaven and earth -- Awakening -- Immortal -- The dark room -- The American -- A cave in the clouds -- Jinn -- Death -- Houses -- Reunion -- Escape -- Return to Iraq -- We're not afraid of darkness -- Return to love -- Giving -- Freedom -- Epilogue
Control code
on1049792229
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 234 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049792229
Label
A cave in the clouds : A young woman's escape from ISIS, Badeeah Hassan Ahmed ; with Susan Elizabeth McClelland
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- The purpose of life -- Spoils of war -- The stranger -- Invasion -- Sabaya -- Prisoner -- Adrift -- On the other side -- In between heaven and earth -- Awakening -- Immortal -- The dark room -- The American -- A cave in the clouds -- Jinn -- Death -- Houses -- Reunion -- Escape -- Return to Iraq -- We're not afraid of darkness -- Return to love -- Giving -- Freedom -- Epilogue
Control code
on1049792229
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 234 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049792229

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