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The Resource Infidel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali ; foreword by Christopher Hitchens

Infidel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali ; foreword by Christopher Hitchens

Label
Infidel
Title
Infidel
Statement of responsibility
Ayaan Hirsi Ali ; foreword by Christopher Hitchens
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ultimately a celebration of triumph over adversity, the author's story tells how a bright little girl evolved out of dutiful obedience to become an outspoken, pioneering freedom fighter. As Western governments struggle to balance democratic ideals with religious pressures, no story could be timelier or more significant. In this memoir she tells her astonishing life story, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya, to her intellectual awakening and activism in the Netherlands, and her current life under armed guard in the West. She burst into international headlines following an Islamist's murder of her colleague, Theo van Gogh, with whom she made the movie Submission. This is the story of the coming of age of this political superstar and champion of free speech. With a gimlet eye and measured, often ironic, voice, she recounts the evolution of her beliefs, her ironclad will, and her extraordinary resolve to fight injustice done in the name of religion. Raised in a strict Muslim family and extended clan, she civil war, female mutilation, brutal beatings, adolescence as a devout believer during the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, and life in four troubled, unstable countries largely ruled by despots. In her early twenties, she escaped from a forced marriage and sought asylum in the Netherlands, where she earned a college degree in political science, tried to help her tragically depressed sister adjust to the West, and fought for the rights of Muslim immigrant women and the reform of Islam as a member of Parliament. Even though she is under constant threat, demonized by reactionary Islamists and politicians, disowned by her father, and expelled from her family and clan, she refuses to be silenced
Summary
Ultimately a celebration of triumph over adversity, Hirsi Ali's story tells how a bright little girl evolved out of dutiful obedience to become an outspoken, pioneering freedom fighter. As Western governments struggle to balance democratic ideals with religious pressures, no story could be timelier or more significant
Tone
Writing style
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2008
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
168178
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DJ292.H57
LC item number
A3 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Infidel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali ; foreword by Christopher Hitchens
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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
Control code
19148170
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Free Press trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xxii, 361 pages
Isbn
9780743289689
Lccn
2008272911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (GPL)9A5B62C913C04ECB81386E0528959AC2
  • (DLC) 2008272911
Label
Infidel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali ; foreword by Christopher Hitchens
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19148170
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Free Press trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xxii, 361 pages
Isbn
9780743289689
Lccn
2008272911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (GPL)9A5B62C913C04ECB81386E0528959AC2
  • (DLC) 2008272911

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