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The Resource Guest house for young widows : among the women of ISIS, Azadeh Moaveni

Guest house for young widows : among the women of ISIS, Azadeh Moaveni

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Guest house for young widows : among the women of ISIS
Title
Guest house for young widows
Title remainder
among the women of ISIS
Statement of responsibility
Azadeh Moaveni
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In early 2014, the Islamic State clinched its control of Raqqa in Syria. Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, urged Muslims around the world to come join the caliphate. Witnessing the brutal oppression of the Assad regime in Syria, and moved to fight for justice, thousands of men and women heeded his call. At the heart of this story is a cast of unforgettable young women who responded. Emma, from Germany; Sharmeena from Bethnal Green, London; Nour from Tunis: these were women--some still in high school--from urban families, some with university degrees and bookshelves filled with novels by Jane Austen and Dan Brown; many with cosmopolitan dreams of travel and adventure. But instead of finding a land of justice and piety, they found themselves trapped within the most brutal terrorist regime of the twenty-first century, a world of chaos and upheaval and violence. What is the line between victim and collaborator? How do we judge these women who both suffered and inflicted intense pain? What role is there for Muslim women in the West? In what is bound to be a modern classic of narrative nonfiction, Moaveni takes us into the school hallways of London, kitchen tables in Germany, the coffee shops in Tunis, the caliphate's OB/GYN and its "Guest House for Young Widows"--where wives of the fallen waited to be remarried--to demonstrate that the problem called terrorism is a far more complex, political, and deeply relatable one than we generally admit"--
Summary
An intimate account of the women who made the choice to leave their lives behind to join a peaceful Islamic state documents how university students and career women found themselves trapped within the violence of a brutal caliphate
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2019
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10805593
Cataloging source
DLC
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1976-
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Moaveni, Azadeh
Dewey number
306.88/30956
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1058
LC item number
.M63 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Widows
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Muslim women
  • IS (Organization)
Target audience
adult
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among the women of ISIS
Label
Guest house for young widows : among the women of ISIS, Azadeh Moaveni
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2019013260
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780399179754
Lccn
2019013260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090285213
Label
Guest house for young widows : among the women of ISIS, Azadeh Moaveni
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
2019013260
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780399179754
Lccn
2019013260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090285213

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