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Two sisters : into the Syrian jihad
Two sisters : into the Syrian jihad
Seierstad, Åsne, 1970-2018
Articles
One morning in October 2013, 19-year-old Ayan Juma and her 16-year-old sister Leila left their family home in Oslo. Later that day they sent an email to their parents saying how they had decided to travel to Syria. They'd been planning for months. By the time their desperate father Sadiq tracks them to Turkey, they have already crossed the border. But Sadiq is determined to find them. What follows is the gripping, heartbreaking story of a family ripped apart. While Sadiq risks his own life to bring his daughters back, at home his wife Sara begins to question their life in Norway. How could her children have been radicalised without her knowledge? How can she protect her two younger sons from the same fate. The author - with the complete support of the Juma family - followed the story from the beginning, through its many dramatic twists and turns.
Main title:
Two sisters : into the Syrian jihad / Åsne Seierstad ; translated by Seán Kinsella.
Imprint:
London : Virago, 2018.
Collation:
455 pages ; 24 cm
Notes:
Translated from the Norwegian.Includes bibliographical references.
Awards:
Brageprisen 2016
ISBN:
9780349009056 (hbk)
Dewey class:
363.325130922363.32513363.325
Language:
EnglishNorwegian
BRN:
2612508
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