Publish date: February 6th 2007
Publisher: Free Press
Pages no: 353
Edition language: English
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This is a fascinating memoir from an impressive author. Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Somalia; just a generation before, her family were nomadic herders. She spent her early years in Somalia before her father’s political involvement forced the family to flee; she and her siblings spent their teenage y...
I noticed I had a lot of non-fiction books that I was wanting to read, but so often overlooked for something fictional. So, I decided my goal was to read one a month. This is my non-fiction choice for July. The following might be boring to anyone but me. (And after reading it, it reads more like an ...
Reading this I was frequently reminded of Frederick Douglass' middle biography, My Bondage and My Freedom, which I read a few months ago. That's not to say I would equate Ayaan Hirsi Ali in stature or as a writer. This doesn't have quite the eloquence, the striking lines or piercing psychological an...
Read several years but it was one of those books that really made an impression. Amazing was she was put through for the muslim faith.
Her courage alone in her journey from Somalia to the west would demand a 5 Star rating. This book is just great reading and important to understanding the clash of Islam and the west. Her evolution in thinking shows how dangerous western ideas are to those raised in strict traditional ways. She also...
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