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Two sisters : a father, his daughters, and their journey into the Syrian jihad / Åsne Seierstad ; translated from the Norwegian by Seán Kinsella.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 956.91 SEIERSTAD (Text) 34706001457896 Non-Fiction 900-999 Available -
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library 956.9104 SIE (Text) 70741000150971 Adult Non Fiction Available -
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse 956.91 SEI (Text) 50577011105562 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780374279677
  • ISBN: 0374279675
  • Physical Description: vi, 418 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2018]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [417]-418).
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The rupture -- Veiled -- Blind man's bluff -- In -- Early teens -- The mission -- Eating with the devil -- Norway, thine is our devotion -- This attire -- It's all about the heart -- Valentine's Ummah -- Target practice -- Halal dating -- Paragraphs -- Strange bird -- Separation -- Fraud in the name of god -- The October Revolution -- Dance macabre -- Blueprint -- Home -- A kind, wonderful man -- Spoils of war -- The end of sykes-picot -- God is not great -- Not without my daughters -- New year, new opportunities -- Housewives of Raqqa -- Boys of Norway -- Shoot the girls if you want! -- Ramadan -- A different life -- Voices in the mind -- Legacy -- The basis of the book -- Glossary -- References
Summary, etc.:
The riveting story of two sisters' journey to the Islamic State and the father who tries to bring them home. Asne Seierstad puts the problem of radicalization into painfully human terms, using instant messages and other primary sources to reconstruct a family's crisis from the inside. Eventually, she takes us into the hellscape of the Syrian civil war, as Sadiq risks his life in pursuit of his daughters, refusing to let them disappear into the maelstrom. This is a relentless thriller and a feat of reporting with profound lessons about belief, extremism, and the meaning of devotion
Subject: IS (Organization)
Terrorists > Recruiting > Norway.
Women terrorists > Norway.
Radicalism.
Muslims > Ethnic identity.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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